Fmr. 'Survivor' Producer Investigated in Wife's Death

Bruce Beresford-Redman Reported Wife Missing in Mexico, Now Held as Suspect

A former producer of the popular CBS reality series "Survivor" was released from police custody today after being detained in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday when his wife was found dead at the luxury hotel where the couple was staying.

Bruce Beresford-Redman had been held as a suspect in the death of his wife, Mónica Beresford-Redman, a Mexican official told the Associated Press.

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Mónica Beresford-Redman would have turned 42 years old Thursday.

The woman was found in a sewer at the Hotel Moon Palace in Cancun, according to the official at the office of the attorney general for Quintana Roo state.

Quintana Roo state investigator Veronica Acacio told the AP that Bruce Beresford-Redman cannot leave Mexico, as he remains under investigation.

A woman who answered a phone at the hotel referred all questions to law enforcement.

The couple had been staying at the hotel since last week with their two children, the AP said.

Bruce Beresford-Redman had reported his wife missing Tuesday, the official said.

He had scratches on his neck and officials were doing toxicology tests to determine if he had consumed drugs, the official told the AP.

The cause of death had yet to be determined.

The family of Mónica Beresford-Redman, born Mónica Burgos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, filed a missing person's report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Wednesday.

Hotel staff had reportedly seen the couple arguing earlier this week.

Beresford-Redman Created 'Pimp My Ride'

Bruce Beresford-Redman created the MTV series "Pimp My Ride." The arrest of Beresford-Redman came a month after a producer for CBS' "48 Hours Mystery," Robert "Joe" Halderman, 52, was sentenced to six months in jail and community service for attempted grand larceny of late-night talk show host David Letterman.

ABC News' Lauren Sher and Emily Friedman contributed to this story.

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