Reality producer Bruce Beresford-Redman suspected of killing his wife in Mexico

A veteran reality TV producer is a suspect in the death of his wife in Cancun.

Bruce Beresford-Redman, who has worked as a producer and co-executive producer on Survivor and an executive producer of The Contender, and co-created MTV’s Pimp My Ride, is being investigated by Mexican authorities over the death of his wife, Monica Beresford-Redman, whose birthday is today.

She “was found Thursday morning after having been reported missing Monday” and “was staying at the Hotel Moon Palace with her husband and two children,” according to wire reports, which say “he has been detained as a suspect.” Prosecutor Francisco Alor told the newspaper Reforma, “The husband seems to be responsible.”

Bruce Beresford-Redman told CBS News this morning, “I’m very hopeful someone will find my wife very soon. She still hasn’t been located and we’re looking.”

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