Carlos Muñoz Portal, a location scout for the Netflix series Narcos (screenshot of the show, above) who had been working to find places to shoot for season four, is now dead after his "bullet-riddled body" and vehicle were found in a remote area near the borders of the Hidalgo state of Mexico, according to reports.
A locations manager for the Netflix show Narcos was killed Monday in a rural area of Mexico known for gang-related drug violence. The area of the country in which his corpse was found is considered to have one of world's highest murder rates. Given the lack of witnesses, authorities told the paper they are having trouble piercing together the circumstances that lead to his killing - unaware whether he was killed while fleeing to Hidalgo or from Hidalgo.
Season 4 of "Narcos" is said to be exploring the origins of Mexico's infamous Juarez cartel just as season 3 focused on the rise and fall of Colombia's Cali cartel, Variety reported.More news: Weiner Claims Teen He Sexted With Wanted to Affect the Presidential Election
Carlos Muñoz Portal was scouting locations for season four of the popular Netflix series when he was shot to death. It's also unclear if this sudden death will delay or halt production of the show.
"The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate".
It wasn't clear if the murder would force producers to move production from Mexico back to Colombia, according to Variety.