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'Survivor' producer, 'Pimp My Ride' co-creator detained in wife's death in Cancun [Updated]

April 8, 2010 | 12:33 pm

 


Former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman was detained as a suspect in Cancun, Mexico, on Thursday in connection with the strangulation death of his wife, restaurant owner Monica Beresford-Redman. [Updated, 2:50 p.m.: A previous version of this post said that Bruce Beresford-Redman had, according to the Associated Press, been arrested in connection with his wife's death. He has been detained by police as a suspect.]

The co-creator of MTV's "Pimp My Ride" reported his wife missing from the Moon Palace resort Monday and told KCAL news Wednesday he was hopeful his wife would be found soon. Bruce Beresford-Redmond, who shared three Emmy nominations for "Survivor," left the CBS show in 2004. CBS and Mark Burnett Productions had no comment, the Wrap reports.

The body of Monica Beresford-Redman, who ran the Zabumba Bar & Restaurant in Palms, was found Thursday in a gutter at the Cancun resort. The couple were on vacation with their two children; she reportedly didn't return from a shopping trip, but, KTLA reported, a check of her credit cards showed no purchases.

The KTLA video above includes interviews from Zabumba on Wednesday.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

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