Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Tragic Death of Monica (Burgos) Beresford-Redman


I was deeply sadden to hear about the death of Monica Beresford-Redman, owner of the Culver City-based Brazilian restaurant and bar Zabumba.  I actually met Monica through a friend once at Zabumba and remember her as being a very nice person.  Born Monica Burgos in Rio, Brazil, she was married to television producer Bruce Beresford-Redman and had two children.  Monica was well known and well liked within the Los Angeles Brazilian community.  Earlier this week, Monica and her family were on vacation at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort on the beautiful Riviera Maya just south of Cancun, Mexico, when she was apparently strangled to death and her body was dumped in a sewer on the Moon Palace property.  I've actually stayed at the Moon Palace about 10 years ago and I can't imagine how anyone could be so brutally killed in such a serene, tropical setting.  The Moon Palace is a very high end resort, emaculately kept and isolated from the hustle and bustle of Cancun proper.  Allegedly Monica and her husband had been having marital difficulties and now her husband is the main suspect in her homicide.   It sickens my heart to hear about Monica's murder, knowing that her two small childern (ages 5 and 3) will now grow up without their mother.  Rest in peace Monica.

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