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Reality TV producer released by Mexican authorities after death of his wife

April 9, 2010 |  7:23 am


Monica Beresford-RedmanA former producer of the "Survivor" reality TV show, questioned in the death of his wife in Cancun, Mexico, has been released without being charged but must remain in the country until an investigation into how she died is complete, a Mexican newspaper reported Friday.

Reforma, based in Mexico City, said Bruce Beresford-Redman, 38, was questioned by state police and released late Thursday.

On Monday, Beresford-Redman, who also created the "Pimp My Ride" reality show, reported his wife, Monica, missing while on vacation in Cancun. Her body was found Thursday in a drainage pipe near their hotel. She had scratches on her face, and there were signs she had been strangled, the newspaper reported.

Guests at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun reported hearing a loud fight coming from the room the couple shared last weekend with their children.

Monica Beresford-Redman, a native of Brazil, owned the Zabumba Restaurant on Venice Boulevard, near Overland Avenue.

-- Sam Quinones

Photo: Promoter John Smith stands near a sidewalk memorial to Monica Beresford-Redman, owner of Zabumba Bar & Restaurant on Venice Boulevard. (Reed Saxon, Associated Press / April 8, 2010)