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Strange Life Insurance Request in 'Survivor' Murder

5/18/2010 7:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0409-survivor A nanny who worked for the former 'Survivor' producer and his murdered wife claims there was ominous talk about a life insurance policy just before they took the fateful trip to Mexico.

In a declaration filed with the court, Maria Oaxaca claims just before the trip, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman told her that her husband Bruce asked her to take out a life insurance policy. 

The declaration makes it clear ... the policy was for life insurance in the event of Monica's death and the apparent beneficiaries were the couple's two children.

According to the declaration, "She [Monica] thought it was strange since they had never taken out insurance policies before any of their other trips and said that it made her feel like her life was a soap opera."

The nanny's declaration was submitted in support of a motion by Monica's two sisters to become guardians of the children.  The two sisters are opposing the move by Bruce's parents to become permanent guardians.


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1597 days ago


sadder and sadder.

1597 days ago


'Family Guy' Stewie Kills Lois -- A real-life version of this.

1597 days ago


heh well if it was a life insurance killing then it most likely won't be honored. The insurance company would question the death as it being too soon after the policy was issued. It would scream foul play.

So if that's what he did.......... IDIOT

1597 days ago


God I hope they get those kids. They don't need to be raised by people who already raised one murderer.

1597 days ago


Her sisters should be raising these kids. As for him, God will deal with him someday. Apparently, Mexico is clueless what they should do with him. Disgusting!

1597 days ago

Professor Obvious    

Frankly Hollywood is so full of crazed murderers I'm no longer shocked by these things...

1597 days ago

Politico Pablo    

This guy knew what he was doing and had probably planned this all along. He has yet to be arrested and is still traveling freely around Mexico

1597 days ago


I can't understand why the Mother's two children are not ALREADY with their two aunts & the Mommy's Mother!!!! This case IS soooo
very sad, this idiot NEEDS to be in Mexico's wonderful sic sic prison system!!!!!

1597 days ago

Christina G.    

I'm not sure I believe the nanny. Hmmmm, Mexicans sticking together? Besides, whether or not the husband planned to kill the wife doesn't have any legal bearing on the grandparent's quest for guardianship.

1597 days ago


Guardianship shouldn't even be an issue, it's in her will that the kids would go to her sister if her husband was unable to care for them which he clearly is not since he's a suspect in her murder. This shouldn't even take any time to rectify. Take the kids from his parents based on her will and give temp. custody to the sister until the investigation/trial of the husband is complete, if he is found guilty then sis gets perm. custody. How hard is that?

1597 days ago


How come there is not more coverage on this story? I thought their DNA tests were supposed to be completed like a month ago. What is going on down there, and also who is keeping track of him? I know he had to surrender his passport to the police in Quintana Roo, but still.....with enough money anything is possible. Cuba is not that far away from Cancun, who's to say he is still in Mex

1597 days ago

john smith    

The noose is starting to tighten around Bruce's neck, he was financially in trouble, he produced a show called crash course in Detroit that only aired once, he left Survivor by choice to produce The Contender which aired for 13 episodes but that was five years ago, he had a 2 million dollar home which was purchased 4 years ago at the peak of the market. Monica cleaned out their join bank account and put it her name. In Mexico or THE USA JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED>>>>>>>HE SHOULD KILL HIMSELF BEFORE THE PRISONERS DO.......

1597 days ago


He won't be able to "Survive" mexican prison.

1597 days ago


They won't pin a thing on him, he will come back to the USA, get the kids and the sisters won't get to see the kids ever again. Very sad, sort of reminds me of the Nichole Brown Simpson case years and years ago.

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