Narcos location scout shot dead in central Mexico

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17 September, 2017

A report in the local press indicates 37-year-old Carlos Muñoz Portal died while scouting locations for the show.

A location scout for a popular Netflix series has reportedly been shot and killed while on a scouting trip in Mexico.

The victim had been shot multiple times, and his vehicle also had bullet holes.

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It had been widely rumored that Narcos Season 4 will be set in Mexico, instead of the Colombian milieu that was featured in seasons 1 through 3, but this had not yet been confirmed by Netflix or the showrunners. It's now unclear if Portal's death will affect production or whether the murder will move production back to Columbia. It was found that he had been shot several times in a violent and thug-dominated area of Mexico, Temascalapa, which is around 60km from Mexico City. The site is located very close to the border with Hidalgo, which is notorious for drug-related homicides. "The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate what happened". He had previously contributed to films such as Apocalypto, Fast & Furious, Sicario, and Spectre.

"We have no witnesses", Claudio Barrera, spokesman for the Attorney General of the State of Mexico was quoted as saying in La Vanguardia.

It wasn't clear if the murder would force producers to move production from Mexico back to Colombia, according to Variety.


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