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Custody Move in 'Survivor' Murder Case

4/9/2010 9:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0409_survivorA family member of the former "Survivor" producer suspected of killing his wife in Mexico has made a legal move to gain temporary guardianship of the couple's two children.

In documents filed today in L.A. Superior Court and obtained by TMZ, Carla Burgos Van Bastelaar, claims she is the sister of the murdered woman, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman.

In the documents, Carla states, "The mother of the children, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman, was found murdered in Cancun, Mexico ... Their father, Bruce Beresford-Redman, has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her."

Carla also states, "I am the nearest blood relative of their mother, as I am her sister."

Beresford-Redman was released from custody early Friday morning because investigators didn't have enough evidence to hold him.

UPDATE 9:02 PM ET -- Looks like the sister was too late. A judge has granted temporary custody to the children's grandparents. It is believed it was Bruce Beresford-Redman's parents who were given custody.


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Among the persons killed by an intimate partner, about three quarters are female, and about a quarter are male: in 1999, in the US, 1,218 women and 424 men were killed by an intimate partner, regardless of which partner started the violence and of the gender of the partner.[83] In the US, in 2005, 1181 females and 329 males were killed by their intimate partners

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the number one cause of death for pregnant women is murder by their significant other

1657 days ago


That is VERY SCARY......

1657 days ago


i'm hearing that Monica may also have been having an affair and a source tells me she believes Monica may have been pushed or thrown out the window of the hotel room during a struggle

1657 days ago


Michelle McGee is HOT...
Gloria Alred is a master of self promotion...
Michael Jackson...Idiot
Tiger Woods.... go bang chicks, you knooooow you want it.
Seal Clubbing... Sicko's.
Dr. Murray...Idiot
Dana White...should not swear as much.
The real estate market... is the problem... cost of shelter to high
Immigration.... STAY WHERE YOUR FROM... don't come over here and take our jobs, cause more traffic, and add to our garbage dumps.

1658 days ago

Arty Ziff    

What a DOUCH! And doesn't he know about hikes on the coastal cliffs? You could slip and fall, you know...

1658 days ago


If I had to ever work for Mark Burnett I'd probably do the same thing to my husband.

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I wish her sister was able to obtain custody of the children. She is of their maternal bloodline. I wonder how often the grandparents saw the children previously and can adapt to their lifestyle?

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So is this first come, first serve???? I don't understand, because they filed first they are granted temporary custody?? Isn't there consideration to what is in the children's best interest? perhaps the parents of the suspected murderer isn't in their best interest....

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Would be nice to know the NAME of the judge who awarded custody of the children to the parents of the suspect.

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This is too much for me. . .Sandra is taking care of her cheating husband’s kids. . .Elin reportedly is livid at Tiger for going to the Masters and isn’t wearing her wedding ring in public. . .Tiki dumped his pregnant wife and she is reportedly “devastated” and didn’t know that his affair started earlier in their marriage than she originally thought. . .Stacey was abused by her ex. . .Kate Winslet is rumored to be angry with her ex who is back in contact with one of his old girlfriends, another actress. . .
*taking another sip*

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Order of priority in the eyes of the Courts system. Children have:

Level One: Parents

Level Two: Grandparents (check your dictionary for the word "grand"
to understand their parental lineage.

Aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, a step parent belong to a garden
variety of other support consideration.

The Judge made a judicious decision in favor of what was in the best
interest of the children involved.

This is not really a surprise to people who personally knew them. She
owned a trashy bar on Venice Boulevard on the border of Los Angeles
and Culver City named Zabumba. Hispanic gangbangers and the
most-god-awful-tattooed hooker type chicks we ever saw hung out
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights at that loud salsa dive.

The reason she wasn't smiling much around him was because she had
extra curricular activity going on. She was bi, street-wise and hard. She didn't deserve to lose her life!

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