Netflix Location Scout For 'Narcos' Shot Dead In Mexico
Sep 17 2017
Carlos Muñoz Portal's body was found on Monday, along with his bullet-riddled auto, in a remote area in San Bartolo Actopan, which is near the borders of the Hidalgo state. He was reportedly found riddled with bullets in his vehicle in a remote area near Hidalgo, which is known to have one of the highest murder rates in Mexico.
A locations manager working for the Netflix series "Narcos" was killed while scouting in Mexico.
A translation of the article from El Pais says that Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, "was killed Monday (September 11) in a rural area of ..." Given the lack of witnesses, authorities told the paper they are having trouble piercing together the circumstances that lead to his killing - unaware whether he was killed while fleeing to Hidalgo or from Hidalgo.
Portal's ten-year career included scouting locations for high-profile movies such as the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, as well as Fast & Furious and Apocalypto. "Last July, 182 cases were registered, a rate of 12.2 per 100,000 inhabitants". Police are now investigating the circumstances of Portal's death.
"We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal", Netflix said in a statement.
Narcos season 4 is said to delving into the origins of the Juarez cartel in Mexico, following season 3's focus on Colombia's Cali cartel. "The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate what happened".