Narcos location scout shot dead in central Mexico

Netflix's 'Narcos' Producer Murdered in Mexico

Locations Manager For Netflix Show 'Narcos' Killed In Mexico; Body Had Gunshot Wounds

Portal was there checking out possible filming locations for season 4 of "Narcos".

The location manager of the Netflix series Narcos has been shot and killed while scouting for locations for the fourth series of the show.

Netflix's 'Narcos' Producer Murdered in Mexico

According to Variety, the 37-year-old's bullet-riddled body and vehicle were found in a remote area near the borders of Hidalgo state, a hugely violent area of the country. "Last July, 182 cases were registered, a rate of 12.2 per 100,000 inhabitants". "Muñoz was a seasoned veteran filmmaker to find filming locations for the major United States film productions working in Mexico".

The murder has raised doubts on whether the production will continue in Mexico or move back to Colombia where the show was originally shot.

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Netflix issued a brief statement to The Hollywood Reporter, saying, "We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal, a well-respected scout, and send our condolences to his family".

Authorities have not yet released any details about a potential motive or suspects.

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Police have said they are having difficulty investigating the circumstances of the death, as there is a lack of witnesses due to the area's sparse population. Nor confirmation either way had been made public by Netflix at the time of this writing.

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