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Monica Beresford-Redman Murder: Mexican Police Question Husband, Ex-"Survivor" Producer's Story

Monica Beresford-Redman (AP Photo)

Monica Beresford-Redman (AP Photo)
CANCUN, Mexico (CBS/AP) Mexican authorities investigating the death of Monica Beresford-Redman, whose body was found in the sewer of a Cancun resort, say they are finding several holes in her husband's story.

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Bruce Beresford-Redman, a television producer who worked on "Survivor" and "Pimp My Ride," is barred from leaving Mexico but was released from custody early Friday because police didn't have enough evidence to hold him, said Francisco Alor, the attorney general in Quintana Roo state, where Cancun is located.

But according to ABC News, officials say an arrest could be imminent.

"He can't leave the country," the state attorney general said. "We still can't say that he is responsible, but that's the starting point of the investigation because we have witnesses who say he was the last to see her alive."

The 38-year-old producer insisted to police that he last saw his wife the morning of April 5 when he says she left the exclusive Moon Palace resort to go shopping and never returned, Alor said. But witnesses said they saw the couple arguing that same night, he said.

Police detained the producer on April 8 after finding his wife's body in a sewer at the Moon Palace resort, where the family was on vacation.

Her body had scratches on the neck, signs of asphyxiation and evidence of a heavy blow to the right temple, Alor said. Investigators believe she was suffocated the night of April 5 before being dumped in the sewer about 80 yards from her hotel room, he said.

Her husband had scratches on his face and arms, he said, and several guests heard an argument in the couple's room. Bruce Beresford-Redman told a hotel employee sent to check on them that they were arguing about their two children, Alor added.

The producer's parents expressed confidence in their son's innocence and urged Mexican police "to identify those responsible for his horrendous crime."

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PICTURES: Monica Beresford-Redman Found Dead

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