Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Strangled wife of TV producer deserves justice, her mother says

Bruce and Monica Beresford-RedmondAs Mexican authorities continue their investigation into the strangulation death of the wife of a veteran TV producer at a Cancun resort, her family is demanding justice.

Prosecutors in Cancun said they were awaiting DNA and forensic tests before taking action in the case of the death of Monica Beresford-Redman, a Los Angeles-area nightclub owner and wife of  onetime "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman.

Authorities said she died of strangulation but also suffered several blows to the head. She died sometime on April 5, and her husband reported her missing the following day. Her body was found Thursday, dumped in a sewer. Authorities reportedly did not believe she was killed there.

Beresford-Redman, 38, who also produced MTV's "Pimp My Ride," is barred from leaving Mexico until the investigation is complete. He has denied any role in the slaying.

On the "Today" show Monday, Monica's mother said her daughter's slaying had devastated her family.

“I think there should be justice; everything indicates that it should be so,” Ely Burgos, Monica's mother, said. “The form with which the crime was committed was terrible, it was horrible. Nobody has a right to destroy a family the way that they did it, no one has that right.”

Jeane Burgos said her sister went to Cancun to trying to save her marriage -- even though her family had misgivings. “They were having serious problems, and she was trying to save her marriage because her family was the most important thing for her," she told NBC.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Family handout

Comments () | Archives (1)

this is just terrible. i feel so bad for that family. i hope that the killer is brought to justice swiftly. i do not know the husband and veteran producer, but it seems to me, that with everything he has going for him that he wouldn't do something like that to his wife (especially in such a brutal manner).
although if it were to turn out (hard evidence included) that he did, it would be a tragedy. the world is such a crazy place anymore. it could have been him, a mugger, a crazy mistress, the list is as long and the population.

my heart goes out to the family. they deserve justice, they have lost so much and i hope that they at the very least get to see the person who did this punished.


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: