TV Producer Released from Jail, Ordered to Stay in Mexico
Former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, a suspect in the murder of his wife, Monica Burgos, was released from a Cancun, Mexico jail Thursday night, but ordered to remain in the seaside resort until further notice.
Burgos' body was found Thursday in a sewer tank, 80 yards from Moon Palace resort, where the couple was vacationing with their two small children. She suffered a blow to the head and may have been strangled, Mexican officials report.
Mexican Attorney General Bello Rodriguez told reporters they have an eyewitness account of the couple engaged in a violent argument Monday night. A security guard, who saw the fight, said Beresford-Redman tried to hit her. There were scratches found on the producer's neck. Beresford-Redman claims his wife disappeared Monday after leaving for a shopping spree and massage.
The two were reportedly in Cancun on a "reconciliation vacation," reports the New York Post. Burgos had recently discovered her husband was cheating on her, according the slain woman's sister, and Burgos had cleaned out their shared bank account. Other friends of the family say their union had been rocky for quite some time.
Beresford-Redman worked on "Survivor" when it began in 2000, but "Extra" has learned that he left the production in 2004. He also created MTV's "Pimp My Ride," and was most recently attached to Sarah Palin's forthcoming reality show about Alaska.