A production assistant who was doing location scouting in Mexico for the next season of Narcos has been found dead, have announced Saturday, September 16, relatives of the victim, and the platform Netflix, which broadcasts the series.
“We have been informed of the death of Carlos Muñoz Portal, known for his work in scouting” locations for filming, has announced the u.s. giant of streaming video in a press release. We extend our condolences to his loved ones.” The mexican Institute of cinema (IMCINE) has also regretted the death of Muñoz, 37 years old, who had already worked on big-budget films such as 007’s Spectre, the James Bond series, Fast and Furious 4 or even Sicario de Denis Villeneuve.
Carlos Muñoz Portal was gone Monday at the wheel of his vehicle to take pictures for the filming of the series, whose fourth season should take place in Mexico. According to local media reports, the production assistant was shot and killed Monday in a rural area of the State of Mexico, stuck to the mexican capital. His body, bearing the traces of several bullet wounds, was found in the vehicle, said one of his friends, interviewed for Spanish daily newspaper El Pais.
Contacted by AFP, the prosecutor of the State of Mexico was not in a position Saturday to clarify the circumstances of the tragedy, nor to say whether an investigation was underway. With 1 174 homicides between January and July, the State where the body of Carlos Muñoz Portal has been found is the second most violent in the country, according to official figures.