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Hollywood producer's story about wife's Cancun slaying is unbelievable, her family says

April 20, 2010 |  7:56 am

Bruce and Monica Beresford-Redmond

The narrative provided by a Hollywood producer whose wife was slain during the couple's Cancun vacation doesn't ring true, the woman's family said.

Bruce Beresford-Redman allegedly told his wife's sisters that she left him and his children for a shopping trip and never returned home. Monica Beresford-Redman's body was later found strangled to death in the sewer of an upscale Cancun resort.

"My sister would never in a million years leave her kids a whole day with the father without her cellphone," Jeane Burgos told "Good Morning America."

Burgos and other family members were traveling to Cancun to discuss the case with Mexican prosecutors and to do what they could to help in the investigation.

"We want the person that murdered my sister," she said. "I want this person in jail to pay for the rest of his life for what he did." 

Prosecutors in Cancun said they were awaiting DNA and forensic tests before taking action in the case of the death of Monica 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.

Bruce Beresford-Redman, 38, who produced CBS' "Survivor" and MTV's "Pimp My Ride," is barred from leaving Mexico until the investigation is complete. He has been called a "person of interest" by the police, who have said there are "inconsistencies" in his story.

He has denied any role in the slaying.

-- Shelby Grad

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