Location scout for Netflix's 'Narcos' shot dead in Mexico

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Carlos Muñoz Portal traveled to that country to search for shooting locations in the state of Mexico which is located near the border with Hidalgo. His body was discovered in a vehicle damaged by multiple gunshots. He was 37 years old.

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. His auto was found parked on an unnamed dirt road in the San Bartolo Actopan area. Munoz reportedly was scouting solo and he was working in an area prone to murders. While there are no concrete details as to the backstory behind the man's murder, sources are saying that local authorities continue to gather information concerning the details of the homicide.

A spokesman for the Attorney General of the State of Mexico said there are now no witnesses. This has caused authorities to believe a persecution may have occurred.

Portal was reportedly heading out to obtain some production photographs. The first two seasons of the show looked at the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the leader of the Cartel de Medellin.

Netflix said in a statement: "We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family".

The upcoming season of Narcos shifts its setting from Colombia to Mexico, centering around the fearsome Juarez drug cartel. We'll update you as we know more.

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