‘Narcos’ Location Scout Fatally Shot in Mexico Remember…

LOS ANGELES — Mexican location scout Carlos Munoz Portal was shot to death in a violent region in central Mexico on Monday while scouting for season four of Netflix’s hit show “Narcos.”

The seasoned scout, who worked for Stacy Perskie’s Mexico City-based production company Redrum, has a slew of high profile credits to his name, including, “Sicario,” “Spectre,” “Fast & Furious” and “Apocalypto.”

Netflix issued the following statement: “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz 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.”

Several Mexican journalists posted photos along with the news.

Munoz’s bullet-riddled body and car were found in a remote area near the borders of Hidalgo state, which is said to have the highest murder rate in Mexico. In July, 182 cases of homicide were reported in the densely populated state, a ratio of 12.2 for every 100,000 inhabitants.




Image: Houses sit on a hill painted with vivid colors in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico on April 4, 2017.

Houses sit on a hill painted with vivid colors in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico on April 4, 2017.