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Sister of producer’s slain wife: I warned her

Monica Beresford-Redman traveled to the romantic resort town of Cancun, Mexico, to try to repair her troubled union to her TV-producer husband Bruce— a marriage that had produced two young children and accusations of his being unfaithful.She was found dead in a sewer near the couple’s Cancun hotel room, and husband Bruce Beresford-Redman is the lone suspect in her death. And what makes the sit
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Monica Beresford-Redman traveled to the romantic resort town of Cancun, Mexico, to try to repair her troubled union to her TV-producer husband Bruce— a marriage that had produced two young children and accusations of his being unfaithful.

She was found dead in a sewer near the couple’s Cancun hotel room, and husband Bruce Beresford-Redman is the lone suspect in her death. And what makes the situation even more excruciating for her sister Jeane is that Jeane had warned Monica not to make the trip.

Speaking with TODAY’s Ann Curry, Jeane Burgos said she told her sister that “it wasn’t the right time” for her to travel in hopes of patching things up with her husband.

“He wasn’t ready for that, he wasn’t ready to give to my sister what she needed,” said Burgos from Santa Monica, Calif., accompanied by another sister, Carla, and their mother, Ely. “They were having serious problems, and she was trying to save her marriage because her family was the most important thing for her.

“But I told her he wasn’t committed, and it wasn’t the time for her to do that; she needed to take care of herself and let him take care of himself because he needed help.”

Troubled trip

Police in Mexico have questioned Beresford-Redman, a former producer for the CBS hit reality competition “Survivor” and the MTV series “Pimp My Ride,” but say they have not been in contact with him for a week. Police are poring over forensic evidence and the timeline surrounding Monica’s death with the possibility that Beresford-Redman, who is not allowed to leave Mexico, will be arrested for murder.