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

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

His death happened Monday (Sept. 11), but the news is just emerging now.

Portal was a highly respected and sought-after location scout with credits that include the films Sicario and Fast & Furious.

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Portal was reportedly heading out to obtain some production photographs.

Police have said they are having difficulty investigating the circumstances of the death, as there is a lack of witnesses due to the area's sparse population. A friend of his assures that on Monday he got into his auto and drove to the State of Mexico to take some photographs for production.

The auto was found on an unanemd dirt road in San Bartolo Actopan - which is part of the Temascalapa municipality. Officials found his body was found inside his vehicle in the town of San Bartolo Actopan, Infobae reported. That entity, the most populated of the country, is the one that has more homicides.

El País de España reported that it was unclear if Portal was fleeing to Hidalgo or from Hidalgo - which has the highest murder rate in Mexico.

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