A former "Survivor" producer was detained Thursday (April 8) in Cancun, Mexico, as a suspect in his wife's death, a Mexican police spokesman said.
Bruce Beresford-Redman, an American reality-television producer whose credits include "Survivor," "The Contender," "The Restaurant" and MTV's "Pimp My Ride," was arrested after his wife Monica Beresford-Redman's body was discovered in a sewer on the grounds of the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort in Cancun at 9 a.m. Initial reports suggest that the woman "died of strangulation because of the bruising," according to regional police spokesman Adrian Cardena.
According to CNN, Beresford-Redman reported his wife missing on Tuesday of this week. A friend of the family's told CNN that the couple was in Cancun to reconcile marital difficulties after Beresford-Redman's wife discovered that he was having an affair. Last week, Monica reportedly "cleaned out the couple's bank account and traveled to Hawaii with her children," after which Beresford-Redman allegedly persuaded his wife to meet in Cancun to discuss their differences. Authorities have not yet been able to confirm these details.
Hotel officials have stated that Moon Palace employees have been very cooperative in the investigation and that "safety is always a top concern ... and our guests continue to be safe at this time."
Beresford-Redman is credited on IMDb as a supervising producer on CBS' "Survivor," a role he first fulfilled during the show's fourth incarnation, "Survivor: Marquesas," in February 2002. His last credit with the series is as a supervising producer on "Survivor: All-Stars" in May 2004.
In addition to "Survivor," Beresford-Redman is listed as a producer on "The Restaurant," a field producer on "Profiles From the Front Line," a co-executive producer on "The Contender."