UPDATE: The Mexican government will formally ask the U.S. to extradite Bruce Beresford-Redman on the outstanding murder warrant it has for him. Extradition’s from the U.S. to another country are handled by the U.S. State Department and then served on the individual in question. The arrest warrant was issued in early April when Beresford-Redman’s wife’s body was discovered in the sewer of the luxury resort the family was vacationing in. Through his attorney, Beresford-Redman has indicated he would fight any extradition efforts.
Cancun prosecutors said Wednesday they have begun extradition proceedings for a TV producer being sought in his wife’s death at a posh hotel in this Caribbean resort after officially confirming he is not in Mexico. Quintana Roo state assistant attorney general Rodolfo Garcia said his office submitted the necessary documents to the federal Attorney General’s Office to file an extradition request with U.S. authorities for former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redman. A judge issued an arrest warrant Monday for the producer in the death of his wife, Monica Beresford-Redman. Quintana Roo state attorney general Francisco Alor said shortly after the judge’s decision was announced that the extradition process would require a search for Bruce Beresford-Redman in Mexico before an extradition request was made. Garcia said the victim’s sister, Jeane Burgos, traveled to Cancun and on Wednesday submitted a document to state prosecutors verifying the suspect’s whereabouts.