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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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I am a Barbie Girl.........

1868 days ago


God, she is SO FUG. Sorry she died but she should've know this guy was a creep. He gave me the creeps when he was on VH1 :0

1868 days ago

Steve Ludwig    

Yikes, she looked like an escapee from Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
Hope it's not an open casket funeral

1868 days ago


Take off all of the makeup and she is one scary looking Prostitute. She looks like the Female Ant from that Disney movie.

1868 days ago



1868 days ago


I'm appalled that a young woman was murdered and yet the only thing that people care to comment on is whether or not they consider her to be attractive. This country is f*cked for sure.

1868 days ago


A Jon Gosselin lookalike killed life size Barbie!

1868 days ago


what a shame the fake star muudered the beautiful star with nice breasts and fled. How the hell do they marry murderers? The model threw away her life and her murderer may get scott free since he escaped to Canada

1868 days ago


Yes, indeed, she did sort of resemble a rotweiler, in that her eyes were a little spread. At an old age, she would have looked a little like ET.

1868 days ago


what's wrong with you people? she was a human being and she was murdered! her life cut short! who cares what she looked like for christ sake! she is as human as you and i and deserves the same respect! you people need a life! i read yalls comments all the time and just shake my head! what do looks have to do with being brutaly murdered? what if a member of one of yall's family was being talked about like this after being murdered? how would yall feel? think before you speak!

1868 days ago


Further, I'm shocked at some of the cave people who've responded, like Mikey who said "Another dead whore". At the other end of the spectrum, we the outraged ask, "What's wrong with you people". Mikey needs help, as do the folks that commented she looked like a sex doll/transvestite or based their comments on her appearance. She was a much loved human daughter. You sick cavemen will be the next who end your life or a child's life or a mother or father of children because you have absolutely no control of your own mind and emotions, especially when the going gets tough, you're not trained. It's drugs/alcohol and writng on the wall caveman/religion mentality you believe in most. You let your soiled emotions mold your reactived insane thoughts. No intelligent/independant thinking, you choose to step into the poison that continues to control is you and you alone that makes this choice, to stay there and it is only you that can change it and step away from the cave. You are here to make it a better world for all, change your behavior, starting now. Remember we as humans are the only species that can change. We can be different unlike other animals who are programmed to be the same. Humans can analyze, step back, and change based on an intelligent decision. Do it now, try, take control of your own life, existence and your thinking.

1868 days ago


She couldn't have been too smart to get hooked up with this loser. Losers usually hookup with losers. Any woman with half a brain would have told this Jenkins guy (If that's his real name) To get lost.

1868 days ago


She's kind of weird looking

1868 days ago


I can't believe some of these comments ...a woman is dead and you guys are rating her looks?????????????
Have you no thoughts about her family or people that really cared for her and what they must be going through??????
If you guys ever wonder why the world has gotten so volient and heartless ...just go look in the mirror

1868 days ago


Se looks weird - her eyes are too far apart among other things . She looks freakish. As for the guy - I hope they find him and charge him with her murder... Its neer good to marry after knowing someone for a few weeks ..

1868 days ago
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