'Survivor' Murder: Don't Let Bruce Take the Kids

5/24/2010 11:09 PM PDT
0522_bruce_beresford_redman_survivor_bnThe family of Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman is "in shock" over Bruce Beresford-Redman's sudden return to the U.S. -- and now they are begging Bruce not to run off with his children.

Alison Triessl, attorney for the family tells TMZ, "The Burgos family is in shock over Bruce Beresford-Redman's sudden return to the United States," adding they assumed he'd stay in Mexico during the investigation.

Triessl questions how Beresford-Redman could return to the U.S. without a passport:  "It leads us to conclude he could just as easily leave this country undetected."

Triessl says Mexican authorities should have test results this week.  She concludes with this:  "We plead with Mr. Beresford-Redman that if he intends to run again that he not involve the children."