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Ryan Jenkins Charged with Murder

8/20/2009 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the Orange County D.A. has charged Ryan Jenkins for the murder of his wife Jasmine Fiore.

Fiore's body was found Saturday morning stuffed in a suitcase which was thrown in a dumpster in Buena Park, CA.

It appears Jenkins has fled to Canada. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

We do not know if the charge is 1st or 2nd degree murder.

The D.A. is holding a news conference at 4 PM PT today. We'll be live streaming the whole thing.

Story developing...

Murdered Model's Shotgun Wedding -- The Pics

It wasn't long ago that Ryan Jenkins and Jasmine Fiore were happily getting hitched in Las Vegas -- after only knowing each other for a few days.

Ryan Jenkins & Jasmine Fiore

We're told the couple tied the knot at the Little White Wedding Chapel on March 18 of this year.

Cops have been looking for Ryan since he reported Jasmine missing last Saturday -- the same day she was found stuffed in a suitcase and thrown in a dumpster in Orange County, CA.

Email from Suspect to Victim: 'I Love You'

We've obtained an email from Ryan Jenkins to Jasmine Fiore less than 3 weeks before she was murdered. Jenkins, who is now a "potential suspect" in her murder, has now fled to Canada.

Ryan Jenkins Jasmine Fiore

In the email, Jenkins writes, "Your (sic) my angel, despite what we've done to each other."

Jenkins was charged with battery in June for allegedly brutalizing Jasmine.


Reality Star Jenkins Flees to Canada

Sheriff's deputies in Washington state now tell TMZ that they believe Ryan Alexander Jenkins has escaped to Canada by foot.

Jenkins is Canadian, and cops in California wanted to talk to him about the death of his wife, model Jasmine Fiore. Her body was found in a suitcase in Orange County last weekend. Customs tells us Jenkins is now a "potential suspect" in her killing.

Here's what we know straight from the Whatcom County Sheriff's Dept. in Washington State, which is just over the border from Canada:

- Yesterday evening a witness reported seeing someone matching Jenkins' description driving a black BMW SUV (we know he owned one) with a boat in tow in a marina which is extremely close to the Canadian border.

- A short time later deputies found the boat and the SUV abandoned.

- A manhunt then began for Jenkins by land, sea, and air, conducted by federal agents, deputies, cops, and Canadian authorities.

- They were unable to find Jenkins and now think that he literally made a run for the border -- crossing over by foot.

Honduras May be Jenkins' Final Destination

We've learned Ryan Jenkins -- the "potential suspect" in the murder of his wife, Jasmine Fiore -- has deep ties to an island off Honduras.

Jenkins' dad, Dan -- an architect -- helped develop a resort on the island of Roatan. He's credited as the "developer, president and architect" of the project. A rep from SOSA Airline in Honduras tells us Dan owns a 19-seat private jet.

Authorities believe Jenkins has fled to Canada. That country will not extradite someone charged with a death penalty offense in the United States. Of course, if Jenkins is charged with a non-capital crime, he could be extradited.

Honduras also provides for extradition, but only to the suspect's home country -- which we believe is Canada.

Jenkins Allegedly Struck Wife

We've just obtained a copy of the domestic violence criminal complaint filed against Ryan Jenkins for allegedly striking Jasmine Fiore.

The complaint charges Jenkins with the crime of "battery constituting domestic violence." According to the doc, On April 22, 2009, Jenkins allegedly struck Jasmine "in the arm with his fist."

The alleged incident occurred in Las Vegas. The complaint was filed on June 12, 2009.

As we first reported, Jenkins was also convicted of assaulting another girlfriend in 2005 in Calgary Canada.

Text Message -- Key Clue in Model Murder

Jasmine FloreSources tell TMZ cops have spoken with a man who was involved with the murdered model -- and a text message he received the last night of her life may be the key to unlocking this mystery.

Here's what multiple sources tell TMZ. The victim, Jasmine Fiore, and her husband, Ryan Jenkins (the "person of interest") were in San Diego for a poker tournament last Friday. At some point in the evening, Fiore texted Robert Hasman, a former boyfriend with whom she was involved before meeting Jenkins.

We're told Jenkins not only knew of Hasman, he was upset Hasman had been communicating with his wife while Jenkins was in Mexico shooting a reality show.

We're told Fiore texted Hasman on Friday night, saying she was going to travel to Las Vegas to see him.

Later that same evening, we're told Hasman received another text from Fiore's phone that just said, "suck it."

Police are exploring a theory that Jenkins may have seen the text Fiore sent to Hasman and then fired off the "suck it" message out of anger.

Fiore's body was stuffed in a suitcase and placed in a dumpster in Orange County, CA. Jenkins was the last person to see her and the one who reported her missing on Saturday night. He is now MIA. Cops say they are "suspicious" of Jenkins but he is not yet a suspect.


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The first time you see her face, it is honestly shocking. I'm not trying to be mean, but her face looks like plastic & so does her very overly bleached hair. She actually has a gruesome, way too much plastic surgery, look to her that you usually only see in old women who have had tons of work done. What a horrible thing that a little girl would grow up to do that to herself.

1855 days ago


is this excuse me was this woman a prime canidadte for the HOWARD STERN BUTT-HER-FACE CONTEST yes she was she is mos def a brown bagger but her body was smokin in my opinion i woulda loved to see her compete in that contest imagine a brown bag over her face all you can see is her body your thinkin what a hot piece of a$$ then all of the sudden the brown bag is removed and then you see what looks to be an over-worked face that resembles the bratz dolls whatta surprise but 99% of us guys would do her anyways its just human nature anyways sad story i think she woulda been tryin out for some porn audtions soon

1855 days ago


I'm often struck with the thought that it's very detrimental that we are not often taught as children to control ourselves--our emotions, such as jealousy and rage, and our impulses. This inability to do so may later lead to such crimes of passion. The opportunities are always there! This crime did NOT have to happen. Let's learn from this and get busy teachingr children not only HOW to live, but to do it WELL.

1855 days ago


Is it me or does the dead girl look like Jessica Rabbit?

1855 days ago


It is always the pretty ones (models...etc) that get the physcos. I guess physcos like to mess up a pretty face.

1855 days ago


Man I knew something wasn't right about the guy. Couldn't put my finger on it, but I found him to be so full of crap. Would have never guessed it was this though!

1855 days ago


WOW, Jasmine Fiore looked like a Barbie doll! TOTALLY!

1855 days ago

John F. C. Taylor    

I am not a big fan of blondes. Having said that, I must also say that I find the number of comments that are negative about her appearence to be rather disturbing. Murder is a serious subject, not something to make jokes about. Let's show some respect for the dead and not just focus on her hair color.

1855 days ago


Nancy Pelosi's double -- they cloned a clown. seriously it's not funny, but , hahahahahaha! that's for Pelosi, not the girl in the story.

1855 days ago


This is one F-UGLY LOOKING ALIEN. Guess the dude FINALLY WOKE UP from the COMA that he had been in since March, realized that HE HAD MARRIED THIS CREATURE and then decided that HE HAD TO GET AWAY !!!



Peace Out BROS,


1855 days ago


does it really matter about the way you look!!!! omg have we lost our minds or what,what about the fact she had a mother & a father who are devastated it didnt happen to you so you wouldnt know the pain this is very sad very sad may se rest in peace and they catch him and see what happend

1855 days ago


wow! i guess you never know what could happen and who to trust! crazy! i was at home drinking my chrome soda and saw this on the news and was shocked! i watch this guy on vh1 every week! crazy!

1855 days ago


Cheating can be terminal behavior. Who is really to blame?

1855 days ago


i'm pretty sure she's on those late night phone sex commercials. I remember thinking she looked like some kind of strange cat.

1855 days ago


Why would anyone say something so rude regardless of what you think of her looks. She was killed, stuffed in a suitcase and thrown in a dumpster. Do you folks not have family, friends or loved ones?

1855 days ago
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