'Narcos' Location Manager Dead At 37: Netflix, Authorities Confirm Carlos Muñoz Portal Murdered In Mexico

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Netflix location scout Carlos Muñoz Portal was found dead in Mexico. Photo: Instagram

Mexican authorities confirmed the death of Netflix's location manager, Carlos Muñoz Portal. According to CNN, the body was found Sunday evening, inside a compact car with several gun impacts, in a community belonging to the State of Mexico that borders with the state of Hidalgo, a state with one of the highest murder rates in the country.

The Huffington Post reported that he was in the area to allegedly take photographs. Muñoz Portal, 37, worked for popular series like "Narcos" and films like "Fast and Furious." Netflix sent a statement informing their knowledge of what had happened and sending condolences to the relatives of the deceased. "We are aware of the death of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well respected location manager and we send our condolences to his family," wrote the representatives of the American entertainment company. "Facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate. "

Like Netflix, the Mexican Institute of Cinematography lamented the death of the filmmaker and published a statement on the website:

"The Mexican Institute of Cinematography (Imcine), regrets the death of the filmmaker Carlos Muñoz Portal.

Graduated from the University of the Americas, he worked as a location manager for national and international films such as Man on Fire (Tony Scott, 2004); The Legend of Zorro (Martin Campbell, 2005); Apocalypto (Mel Gibson, 2006); 007: Spectre (Sam Mendes, 2015), Fast and Furious (Justin Lin, 2009), Instructions Not Included (Eugenio Derbez, 2013); The Popcorn Chronicles (Emilio Portes, 2014), among others. He also collaborated in the same profession for the series Mozart in the Jungle and Narcos.

Imcine joins his family and friends in their grief."

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