Mexican location scout Carlos Muñoz Portal was shot to death in central Mexico while scouting for locations for Narcos.
His bullet-riddled body and car were found in a remote area near San Bartolo Actopan in the state of Mexico near the borders of Hidalgo state, said to have one of the highest murder rates in Mexico. In July, 182 cases of homicide were reported in the state.
According to local reports, authorities have had trouble piecing together the circumstances that led to his killing, given the dearth of witnesses.
“We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate,” Netflix said in a statement.
Carlos Muñoz Portal is a seasoned scout, who worked for Mexico City-based production company Redrum, with credits including, Sicario, Spectre, Fast & Furious and Apocalypto.