'Survivor' Producer Arrested in Death of Wife
Bruce Beresford-Redman, the "Survivor" producer whose wife, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman, was murdered in Mexcio in April, has been arrested and taken into federal custody.
The arrest is in conjunction with the filing of a complaint, which outlines Mexico's extradition case against Beresford-Redman. He was picked up by U.S. Marshals and the FBI at his house in Rancho Palos Verdes without incident.
Burgos' body was found 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.
Bruce remained in Mexico after the death, but then mysteriously returned to the US without a passport in May. He was officially charged with murder shortly thereafter, but Mexican authorities were not able to extradite him -- until now.
The federal complaint details a forensic expert's report, who examined Bruce's hotel room and found blood stains on a pillar in the room, on the sheets and on a railing.
The complaint also contains witness accounts from two teenagers who were staying in a hotel room below the Beresfords and say they were awakened by "screams, crying for help and extremely loud banging from the room above ... it sounded like a woman in extreme distress."
Beresford-Redman is expected to appear in federal court in downtown L.A. Wednesday morning.