The bullet-riddled body of Carlos Muñoz Portal and his auto were found Monday in a remote area in central Mexico close to the border of Hidalgo, which has one of the highest murder rates in Mexico, Variety reported Saturday.
A translation of the article from El Pais says that Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, "was killed Monday (September 11) in a rural area of ..."
A locations manager for the Netflix crime drama Narcos was found dead in his auto in rural Mexico on Monday.
Portal was a highly respected and sought-after location scout with credits that include the films Sicario and Fast & Furious. The infamous Juárez cartel was briefly featured in the most recent season. Police are now investigating the circumstances of Portal's death. The vehicle was on an unnamed dirt road in the community of San Bartolo Actopan, in the municipality of Temascalapa. "Last July, 182 cases were registered, a rate of 12.2 per 100,000 inhabitants".
The new season of Narcos is expected to focus on the origins of the Juarez cartel in Mexico, and filming was supposed to go down there as opposed to Colombia where past seasons were shot.
It wasn't clear if the murder would force producers to move production from Mexico back to Colombia, according to Variety.
Carlos Muñoz Portal was scouting locations for season four of the popular Netflix series when he was shot to death. "The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate what happened".