Netflix Location Scout For 'Narcos' Shot Dead In Mexico

Ruben Ruiz
September 17, 2017

A location scout for 'Narcos' has been found dead in central Mexico.

A locations manager working for the Netflix series "Narcos" was killed while scouting in Mexico.

The 37-year-old 's body was found riddled with gunshot wounds in a auto in a remote area near the borders of Hidalgo state, El País de España reported in Spanish. He was a seasoned scout and worked for Stacy Perskie's Mexico City-based production company Redrum. Last season focused on Colombia's Cali cartel.

The network added that circumstances surrounding the death remain unclear. A friend of his assures that on Monday he got into his vehicle and drove to the State of Mexico to take some photographs for production.

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His body was found hours later in his auto and had sustained several gunshot wounds.

The auto was found on an unanemd dirt road in San Bartolo Actopan - which is part of the Temascalapa municipality. The site is located to the northeast of the State of Mexico, very close to the border with Hidalgo. That works out to a ratio of 12.2 for every 100,000 inhabitants.

Netflix has since issued a statement paying their respects to Munoa and his family.

Portal was an expert at wrangling locations on many Hollywood productions in Mexico, including Tony Scott's Man on Fire, Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, the latest James Bond film, Spectre, and Fast & Furious. Authorities are reportedly having trouble piecing together what happened leading up the Portal's death, and police are still investigating.

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