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TV producer and wife seen arguing before she went missing, Mexican authorities say

April 8, 2010 | 12:53 pm

A Hollywood producer and his wife were seen arguing in a “violent” manner the day before he says she went missing from their  Cancun resort, Mexican authorities say.

Monica Beresford-Redman, 41, was found dead Thursday in a sewer on the grounds of the Moon Palace resort where the family had been vacationing.  State prosecutors said the body showed signs of possible strangulation, but they were waiting on the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Police are questioning her husband, Bruce Beresford-Redman, a TV producer whose credits include "Survivor" and "Pimp My Ride."  Authorities say he had scratch marks on his neck.

Bruce Beresford-Redman went to authorities on Tuesday to report his wife missing. He told police he had last seen her when she went out shopping at 10 a.m. Monday.

He has not been arrested in connection to the death. The Associated Press and Mexican media reported earlier that he had been arrested Thursday morning.

-- Cecilia Sanchez in  Mexico City and Kate Linthicum in Los Angeles