The family of murder victim Monica Beresford-Redman, the Los Angeles restaurant owner murdered in Mexico, has used a private memorial service to vow justice will be done.
As RadarOnline.com was first to report, murder charges are likely to be laid on Monday against Monica’s television-producer husband, Bruce Beresford-Redman, who is suspected of killing her.
Bruce and the couple’s two young children, five-year-old Camila and three-year-old Alec, were not at the service at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, California, on Sunday.
In a silent statement from the family, Bruce’s name was not mentioned during the proceedings.
Last week, a judge granted a request by Bruce that the minors be kept away, because of the possible emotional stress and expected media attention.
Guests listened to traditional Brazilian and Gospel choir and everyone wore white or colors — no black — consistent with Monica’s wishes.
Monica’s father, Joao, and sisters Carla and Jeane Burgos all gave touching eulogies, reports RadarOnline.com’s Katie Rhames who was in attendance.
“Monica’s dad Joao broke down in tears while reading a poem he wrote for Monica in his native Portuguese,” Rhames reports.
“One of the more poignant moments was when Jeane vowed to bring justice to Monica.”
Monica body was found in a sewer pipe April 8, near the Cancun resort hotel where the family had been staying.
Her husband, who is also a co-creator of MTV’s Pimp My Ride, has been considered the chief suspect but no charges have been filed. He had been having an affair with a co-worker.
Despite being ordered to remain in Mexico pending the outcome of the investigation, he returned to Los Angeles last week and has been spending time with his two children at the family’s home in Rancho Palos Verdes.
A recommendation to charge Beresford-Redman with the murder will be presented to a Mexican judge Monday, likely to be followed by an arrest warrant, according to Mexican attorney general Francisco Alor.