Crime 'Narcos' Location Scout Carlos Muñoz Portal Found Dead in Mexico The body of location scout Carlos Muñoz Portal was found on Monday in Mexico, where he was searching for locations for the upcoming fourth season of Netflix's Narcos By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. People Editorial Guidelines and Jessica Fecteau Published on September 16, 2017 02:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Carlos Muñoz Portal — a Mexican location scout who had a slew of high-profile credits to his name including Spectre, Sicario, and Fast & Furious — was found dead on Monday in a rural area of Mexico known for gang-related drug violence while scouting for locations for the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s hit show Narcos, according to multiple reports. “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family,” a Netflix spokesman told PEOPLE in a statement. “The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate.” The 37-year-old ‘s body was found riddled with gunshot wounds in a car in a remote area near the borders of Hidalgo state, El País de España reported in Spanish. 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. According to Variety, Hidalgo had the highest murder rate in Mexico. In July, 182 cases of homicide were reported in the densely populated state, a ratio of 12.2 for every 100,000 inhabitants. A spokesman for the Attorney General of the State of Mexico told Deadline no witnesses have been located Narcos, which most recently handled the Colombia’s Cali cartel’s rise and fall in season 3, was preparing to shift focus on cartels in Mexico. The infamous Juárez cartel was briefly featured in the most recent season. A graduate from the University of the Americas, Munoz has been working in the film industry for more than decade as a locations manager.