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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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151.

Kat    

Stupid way of ending things, if he couldn't live happily with this girl he could have at least left her alive so she could continue with life and topped himself like he was going to do anyway not that i agree with what he did to himself either but he sounds like he was unstable for a while, surely she didn't do anything that bad to him that she deserved to die this way, millions of people are disappointed in love that's just cold to kill someone 'cause they don't want you like you want them to, hope someone knows the full story 'cause that is just selfish of him if he did it 'cause he could see it wasn't going to work out or she seeing someone else, wonder if drugs played a part in making him this unstable or if he was just this way anyway?

1854 days ago
152.

catie    

wow!....i thought for sure he would keep running...what a sad end for both of them....who knew by looking at those pics and video when they were in vegas that this would be their end, weeks later..sad

1854 days ago
153.

music4life    

I remember watching him on that Meghan show and thinking he seemed like a very charming nice person, boy was I wrong. Thats shocking but I guess he seen that as his only option, good for him. My heart still goes out to his family and friends despite what he did because yes he was a monster somehow along the line he turned to be crazy but it is never easy for family members or friends to except that someone that they knew and loved could turn into such a bad person. They will mourn and remember the person he once was and not the person he became.

1854 days ago
154.

s jules    

NO ONE is responsible for his death except himself. I doubt he spent his time running and reading TMZ comments. He just did himself in because he knew he's was caught. He was a sick bastard to do that to anyone, especially his wife.


wondering if he pulled his own teeth and cut off his own fingers before he hanged himself.....yes, it's sarcasm.

1854 days ago
155.

auto-erotic asphyxia    

Oh you guys are all wrong! I bet he died the way David Carradine went --a shoelace around his penis and the other end around this neck! Probably looking at his wife's TMZ pictures too!

1854 days ago
156.

Moi    

The Thunderbird Motel will never be the same:(
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3007/2666318063_bda492588f.jpg?v=0

1854 days ago
157.

Sad sad    

Amber Berglund My feeling exactly

1854 days ago
158.

kate is a very classy lady    

this guy chose the COWARDS WAY OUT . I HOPE THIS IS TRUE. THIS PSYCHO SHOULD BE GETTING RAPED BY THE DEVIL. THATS WHAT HE DESERVES. TOO BAD THE FAMILY COULDN'T GET ANSWERS TO WHY HE DID WHAT HE DID TO THAT BEAUTIFUL GIRL. I FEEL SO SORRY FOR JASMINE'S FAMILY. I LOST A DAUGHTER AND NEVER GOT ANSWERS TO WHY ? SAD. R.I.P. jasmine~

1854 days ago
159.

Saultxyca    

Just before making a Sunday evening call home to Canada, I checked Google News and saw the first stories starting to come in about Ryan Jenkins being found dead in a motel room in Hope, British Columbia. It took my breath away and I felt on the verge of tears -- even though I deplore his lifestyle and values (and I have never watched even five minutes of any reality TV show, nor have I ever visited Los Vegas, or want to, though I live in The SF Bay Area). This is such a tragic story. Imagine what the families and close friends have been put through and are going through? How do young people get this way -- so sleazy and bereft? And Ryan, with so much privilege and all the access and opportunity that goes with it? Total low-life wasters, the two of them. This has been a week-long gruesome story; thank mercy it's over with finality. One wonders if any good will come from this double horror by way of a reality check for anyone and everyone invested in "reality TV" values and lifestyles. If this was a cautionary tale, it's set to the music of Eric Burden and The Animals in the House of the Rising Sun: "Oh mothers, tell your children, not to do what I have done." ... (7:48 p.m. PT)

1854 days ago
160.

killa'bro    

if only mj and oj would do the same ... wait one did ... just sayin'

1854 days ago
161.

TT    

Ryan just saved the tax payers of California, a whole lot of money, as many of you know this state is broke! So I want to thank him for bringing this all to an end quickly. I do feel a deep sense of sorrow for both families, because in my opinon both of these young people were mentality ill to some degree and never got the help they needed. RIP x 2.

1854 days ago
162.

Tony    

Coward....

1854 days ago
163.

Marla    

It's the least he could do considering what he did to his ex-wife. a coward is a coward till the end!!!

1854 days ago
164.

Raven    

racerzeke.....I'm thinkin possibly he somehow got the word his family wouldn't help him & that was all it took? I recall reading something about his father not being too fond of his recent lifestyle,etc.....I know a few spoiled lil rich boys who are well past the age of boys.The 1 thing they all have in common is that they never quite measure up to daddy's expectations,& the parents are more concerned with their image than anything else.Which is why they go so far to cover their loser kids' asses.There was no covering this.Possibly despite everything his suicide had nothing to do with cowardice or remorse, he simply couldn't bear daddy turning his back on him? Then again,maybe in his warped head he did love her & couldn't live with what he did.....doubtful,but possible.We'll probably never know,it'shard to begin to understand that kinda mind,huh?
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79. He seemed to be doing a somewhat successful job getting away i wonder what made him finally kill himself


Posted at 9:58PM on Aug 23rd 2009 by racerzeke

1854 days ago
165.

dr fred    

when will they reveal her porn name

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