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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.

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."

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

Jenkins was apparently ID'ed through fingerprints.

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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As a viewer I never would of thought that all these events would end up unfolding like this!! This is for sure going to change how reality tv is conducted!

1855 days ago

truthfully yours    

Good. Now the US Govt. dosen't have to extradite him from Canada, where he couldn't have faced the death penalty if extraditied, since Canada won't extradite if the death penalty is on the table.
This monster is right where he belongs....

1855 days ago


Good riddance, time to rot in hell...

1855 days ago

A Person    

oh my goodness. is MWAM and ILM3 gonna continue?

1855 days ago


As taxpayers, we should be thankful that this SOB took himself out ... a lot of money would have been spent on protecting and providing a legal defence for this psycho, over the 5-10 yrs it would have taken to have him stuffed in a 10x10 cell for life.

1855 days ago

den in sac    


1855 days ago

You're Killing Me Larry    

From the eclectic L' Auberge Del Mar near San Diego, California to the lowly Thunderbird Motel in Hope BC a hundred statue miles east of Vancouver. What a sad, pathetic way to end TWO lives. What a waste!

1855 days ago


Good, now the Tax Payers don’t have to pay for his trial! I hope his parents are really proud of what they created.

1855 days ago


Is that a picture of Ryan dead? Looks like he died with a smile on his face. Kinda Creepy!!

1855 days ago


Yuck...sad end for all money and fame just ain't all its cracked up to be wonder who and what else is all involved how ironic it all ends in Hope hope (no pun intended) no-one profits out of this mess sadie in bc canada

1855 days ago

Winsome Davis III    

For Sale - Thunderbird Motel - 25 units. 63030 Flood Hope Road.
Hope, BC. Peter Seed & Chris Wieser. Price: $950000

1855 days ago


A gutless coward right to the end. Hope he rots in Hell!

1855 days ago

s jules    

well, I guess this saves the American tax-payers some money since there won't be any extradition or a long-drawn out trial. wow.....wondering now about o.j. simpson

1855 days ago


so basically...

he made it to where the police couldn't identify her body long enough so he could run away to hang himself????

and in Canada no less...

the room service must have been horrible.

1855 days ago

Amber Berglund    

I almost feel responsible for his death. All this posting about his guilt and what a douche bag his is (was)...I feel bad about his suicide. It's a disappointing anticlimax. I guess there was a lot of blood lust on the public's part, but, personally, I wanted him to stand trial. I wanted to know "Why" and "How" and all the details. I wanted closure for Jasmine's mother, family and friends...and this suicide isn't satisfying. There is no satisfaction in his death. It just leaves a lot of unanswered questions.

1855 days ago
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