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Case involving TV producer's dead wife to be presented before judge

May 30, 2010 |  9:34 am

Beresford-redman A private memorial service is to be held Sunday for the dead wife of a reality TV producer amid reports that Mexican prosecutors plan to present their findings to a judge as early as Monday.

Bruce Beresford-Redman, a producer on CBS' "Survivor" and MTV's "Pimp My Ride," is considered a "person of interest" in his wife's death in Cancun but has not been arrested.

Monica Beresford-Redman, a Westside nightclub owner, died of strangulation and sustained several blows to the head, authorities said. She died sometime on April 5, and her husband reported her missing the next day. Her body was later found in a sewer near the couple's hotel.

Family members said the couple had gone to Mexico for a romantic getaway intended to revive a strained marriage. Guests at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun reported hearing a loud fight coming from the room the couple shared with their children.

Bruce Beresford-Redman has denied any role in his wife's death. Last week, his attorney, Richard Hirsch, raised the suggestion that her death might be connected to several killings that have occurred in the Cancun resort area.

Hirsch also issued a statement last Sunday saying that his client had returned to Los Angeles to be with his children and to attend to family and personal matters. Mexican authorities had been looking for Beresford-Redman for several days so they could ask him more questions regarding his wife's death.

According to KTLA News, Mexican prosecutors plan to turn over their case against Beresford-Redman to a judge on Monday. If the judge believes there is enough evidence, he or she could issue an arrest warrant for him.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Bruce Beresford-Redman and his wife, Monica. Credit: Family handout