CANCUN, Mexico (CBS/AP) A judge in Mexico has issued an arrest warrant for former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, suspected in the killing of his wife while on vacation with their children at a Cancun resort.
Francisco Alor, the state attorney general in Quintana Roo state, said prosecutors would initiate extradition proceedings soon and seek "international collaboration."
Bruce Beresford-Redman has denied any involvement in the April death of his wife, Monica Beresford-Redman.
Police detained the husband briefly and then released him after confiscating his passport and telling him not to leave Mexico.
But Bruce Beresford-Redman returned to Southern California and stated in court documents there that he had been living with his two children for more than a week.
His attorney, Richard Hirsch, said in a statement before the warrant was confirmed that issuing an arrest warrant was a rush to judgment.
"We have been advised that Mexican authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of Bruce Beresford-Redman," he said. That "is extremely disturbing since it appears that this case is being handled in a manner outside the normal procedures in Mexico."
Hirsch said his client is innocent and is prepared to defend himself in court.
Investigators have said Monica Beresfor-Redman's body showed signs of asphyxiation and evidence of a heavy blow to the right temple. Police said Bruce Beresford-Redman told them he last saw his wife after she left the resort to go shopping and never returned. He reported her missing two days before her body was found.MORE ON CRIMESIDER
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