Survivor Exec Suspected in Wife's Murder Back in US

Beresford-Redman left Mexico sans passport
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 23, 2010 4:37 PM CDT
Jeane Burgos, sister of the late Monica Beresford-Redman, poses for the press wearing a T-shirt showing an image of her sister in Cancun, Mexico, on Monday, April 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Israel Leal)
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(Newser) – A former Survivor producer wanted for questioning in Mexico about his wife's death has returned to the United States, his lawyer said today. Bruce Beresford-Redman returned to Los Angeles County "to be with his children and attend to family and personal matters." The lawyer said Beresford-Redman, who has not been charged, had no legal obligation to remain in Mexico while authorities investigate the death of his wife, Monica, whose body was found in a Cancun sewer in April.

"He is devastated by the loss of his wife, best friend, and the mother of his children," the lawyer said. Beresford-Redman's passport had been confiscated and he was ordered not to leave Mexico. Police described him as a suspect. It was unclear how he left the country without a passport. Monica Beresford-Redman's family strongly criticized Mexican investigators earlier this month, saying it had taken too long to make an arrest. They expressed concern Bruce Beresford-Redman might flee Mexico or the case could fall apart if too much time passes. (Read more Bruce Beresford-Redman stories.)

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