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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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Rusty Cox    

Check the other pics of her. Damnn she's ugly

1888 days ago


This woman played with fire and got burned . It´s a cirme to kill somebody ,and its also a crime to make fun at your partner ,cheating
is a risk she took .death is the price she payed .Sorry for the girl and very sorry about the guy .

1888 days ago


Extradition? What extradition? Just drop some Navy Seals in and all is done.

1888 days ago


I just don't get it, how a person can commit such a horrible act. We should teach a more in depth understanding of relationshipsin school. How to often do we hear of such insane acts, "She rejected me, if I can't have her again nobody else will". A man shoots up women in a gym because he can't get a date/love. We should be taught and practice breaking up and being able to step away from the emotion of controling anger. What a waste of beautiful lives, both were someones beautiful child, now lost. We should all know how to take a step back and view the right and wrong of any act. But like Bin Lauden and so many other Manson types, they loose control and accomplish nothing... None of is worth a human life, there's always solutions/remedies to any conflict...and, a person who practices sane thinking finds them and new healthy relationships.

1888 days ago

Trinidad Castro    

Jasmine was one of my students. She was someone's child and like everyone may have made mistakes, but not deserving of your vicious comments. May she rest in peace.

1888 days ago


I've known this woman since she was a little girl. Reading some of the comments made here have absolutely made me sick. Realize, you pieces of trash- she has an heartbroken mothere loss of their daughter. Jasmine, by the way, was a very sweet and kind person, and didn't look at all normally like this picture they keep posting for effect.
Their are people in grief over this senseless murder, I would hope some of you could muster up even a slight bit of class.

1888 days ago

9ja boy    

wow...this is really i seat here to read all the posted messages, i seat here in disgust...people have no respect. a human being has been murdered. stuffed in a bag and thrown in the dumpster. with no relations to her or not even knowing who she is, you begin to insult her image and dare you guys...maybe if dis was to happen to you or any of your loved ones, then you can really see how is feels . then i want to see how you would feel when people start making fun of there looks.. all of you should be ashamed of yourself...and truth be told, you probably not even as good looking as she just sit your ugly ass home and keep your comments to yourself.

1888 days ago


This is those of you talking about the way she looked~you are all pathetic! Life is not all about looks! This girl was someones daughter! Its sad that her life was taken this way. To all of you jealous idiots who enjoy making stupid comments about her gender and her looks you are all sick and probably ugly yourselves! It doesnt matter if you think she was attractive or not she was a model and your not. You people are ugly on the inside and probably on the outside as well. You evil people are not going to be talking crap about this young lady when you are all burning in hell...good luck with that. I hope she rests in peace.

1888 days ago


My comment above was cut off- I said she has a heartbroken mother and father who are devastated at the loss of their daughter.
Reading the vile comments here just makes me sick - you people making them are classless garbage.

1888 days ago


Call me weird but I hope he gets away and finds a life under a new identity. That model looked like a bitch!

1888 days ago

Denise Hollar-Hambrook    

This MURDERER of the attractive young woman should be easy to track with a few helicopters and several Canine Units.....bring his Abusive, Control Freak Ass out of the woods.....I'd sure like to run into him.....This guy is desperate and most likely armed and dangerous since he's on the run.....

1888 days ago


Nobody is saying she deserved to die because she was unattractive. She just had a strange look about her, that's all. I'm sorry for her family but, to the person that stated above that "she was murdered by her husband, whom she loved and trusted" - how do you love and trust, let alone marry, someone you've known for less than 5 months?!!

1888 days ago



1888 days ago

Denise Hollar-Hambrook    

The world is truly a scary place to be.....CONSIDERING.....All the JEALOUS idiots on these sites attempting to trash this MURDER VICTIM.....

Jasmine was a beautiful woman with a georgeous figure and she did NOT deserve to be treated this way by an ABUSIVE husband.....May she have justice soon and rest in peace.....

1888 days ago


You are hilarious: Unfortunately, this is the END RESULT of a HUMAN HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX WITH A BRATZ DOLL !!

EXACTLY! Moreover, I really don't get this "feel sorry for her" crap. When people are alive, they don't feel sorry for money-hungry,ugly people, so WHY should we feel sorry for them when they die?

1888 days ago
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