Location scout for 'Narcos' has been shot dead in Mexico

The bullet-riddled body of Carlos Muñoz Portal and his vehicle were found Monday in a remote area in central Mexico close to the border of Hidalgo, which has one of the highest murder rates in Mexico, Variety reported Saturday.

A location scout for Netflix's Narcos has been shot dead in Mexico, while looking for places to film the programme's fourth season.

"The victim's auto was found in a cactus field".

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The network added that circumstances surrounding the death remain unclear. His body was found in a compact auto with several gun shot wounds hours after leaving for the site.

The area Muñoz was in is considered to be notorious for drug-related homicides.

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

El Pais reported of Narcos Season 4, "Production will soon portray the Cartel de Juárez, an organization headed by Amado Carrillo, better known as El señor de los cielos".

A spokesperson for Attorney General of the State of Mexico told Dedline that they have no witnesses at this time.

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.