“Narcos” location manager Carlos Munoz was shot and killed in a rural, violent region outside of Mexico City Monday, while scouting for filming locations for the Netflix show’s fourth season.
A friend of Munoz’s told El Pais Internaional that his compact car was found on an unnamed dirt road in San Bartolo Actopan riddled with several bullets.
“Given the depopulated [area] we have no witnesses,” says a spokesman for the Attorney General of the State of Mexico. “We do not know if he was in Hidalgo and from there they followed him or if he was in the State of Mexico and tried to flee towards Hidalgo.”
Munoz was a veteran location manager, having scouted for “Spectre,” “Sicario,” “Fast & Furious,” “Man on Fire” and Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto,” along with episodes of the Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle.”
“We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal, a well-respected scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate,” Netflix said in a brief statement.