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Ryan Jenkins Dead -- Hangs Himself

8/23/2009 9:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: TMZ spoke with the manager of the motel and one of the residents. They say Jenkins checked in on Friday. He was dropped off by a woman in her early 20s who drove a silver PT Cruiser with Alberta license plates. She stayed for about 20 minutes and wasn't seen again. The room was paid for two days. When Jenkins didn't check it out today, the manager and his nephew went to check on him. When there was no answer, they entered the room and found Jenkins hanging by his belt from a coat rack. He was wearing a t-shirt and jeans. There was a laptop open on a desk inside the room.

UPDATE:
Lt. Steve Holliday of Buena Park PD addressed the press, saying, "The sadness of this is all is that Mr. Jenkins will not stand before an Orange County jury for his crime."

UPDATE:
His body was discovered at about 5:00 PM PT.

UPDATE:
Jenkins was apparently ID'ed through fingerprints.

UPDATE:
RCMP Sgt. Duncan Pound: "At this present time the investigation into the circumstances of his death is continuing, but preliminary evidence suggests that he took his own life. Any further details will not be released at this time as this investigation remains in its infancy."

Ryan Jenkins
has been found dead in Canada, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

He was found dead at the Thunderbird Motel in Hope, B.C. of an apparent suicide, according to RCMP Sgt. Duncan Pound.

Jenkins' body was discovered by motel staff. According to law enforcement sources, he was found hanging.

Jenkins was charged on August 20 in the murder of his wife, Jasmine Fiore.

Fiore's mutilated body was found in a suitcase inside of a dumpster in Buena Park, Calif. on August 15.

Story developing ...

Thunderbird Motel

UPDATE 11:00 PM PT -- The Buena Park PD held a press conference earlier this evening (below middle). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also did a press conference earlier today (below right).



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1.

racerzeke    

I wonder if any of his accomplices will now be arrested since he is silenced

1830 days ago
2.

rick    

well i guess he isnt winning the reality show

1830 days ago
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keith    

First !!!!!


1830 days ago
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A    

blah

1830 days ago
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mrez golucky    

Yikes!

1830 days ago
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obvious    

not happy to say this, but i called it

1830 days ago
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christine    

do we think his family has enough $$$ to pay people off?

1830 days ago
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eyeknow8all    

Wow TMZ, what took you so long to report this? You're slippin'...

He was found dead in Hope, British Columbia...the Mounties always get their man!

1830 days ago
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a lipstick Lesbian    

Now that's reality!

1830 days ago
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MJ WAS A JUNKIE    

Who cares

1830 days ago
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dicwad    

hheheheh loser!!!

1830 days ago
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lol    

Good, I didn't want to see his face in the media throughout the trial.

1830 days ago
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Ballistic    

Congrats-- I am sure your hyper, over reporting of every detail of non celebs had plenty to do with it. Your mothers must be very proud of your work.

1830 days ago
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rick    

keith,
your such a loser. Just like everything else in life you failed at this too. Your 3rd not first.

1830 days ago
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