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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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Bless his soul. He just saved all of us alot of time, trouble and money. My kind of guy.

1853 days ago


Sure hope the $25K reward goes to the motel cleaning staff who found him, they could probably use the money!

The RCMP always get their man, though in British Columbia they usually prefer to kill them with multiple taser shots.

1853 days ago


The whole situation is very sad, especially for their families.
We don't know the specifics of exactly what happened, and I am not going to judge anyone. The media speculates and puts out negative information to the public. Who knows - maybe they were both offed by someone who thought they could hold them ransom for money. I am just sad to see what a tragic ending this is for everyone involved.

1853 days ago


Wonder if any arrests will be made for helping him out

1853 days ago


TMZ did alright by this people, after all they were "nobodies" until now...

1853 days ago


i totally agree auto-erotic asphyxia - i would bet the farm on it that it was his last big hoorah...again how sad for all....sadie

1853 days ago

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Ha ha ha, so long, loser.

1853 days ago


WHO F'N CARES??????????

this story is as dead as he is.

now lets hope TMZ moves on

1853 days ago

MJ is ♥    

Just curious about Jenkins rage. Did his sexual dysfunction feed his sex addiction? He was attractive, seemed well spoken. Very superficial and empty. Like to hear what authorities say. His rage was very unhealthy.

1853 days ago

Therese Rose    

Well, I just knew he would kill himself. Too bad these murderous losers can't be brought to at least. Now he has to meet his maker and be judged. Let's just hope it's in the depths of hell. Didn't even have the balls to man up.

1853 days ago

billy buck    

Who is this guy? Never heard of him before the murder.
It's a terrible situation for the model and her family.

1853 days ago


LOL! cute dennis! Thanks for the chuckle..... ;-)

129. 129th!!!!

Posted at 10:36PM on Aug 23rd 2009 by dennis

1853 days ago


Really sad story...But I'm kind of wondering what happens to Megan's show? Did they pull it permanently? I was kind of getting into that show...

1853 days ago


Why do you people bash TMZ for following this story like they did? Its not like they're the only news organization that has this as front page news throughout the whole story. She was a model, he was on a reality show. As minor celebs as they may be they were public figures because he was on a tv show. Would you rather stories about Britney going to a gas station without shoes or more stories about Dr. Murray or something?

You had a killer on the loose that fled to Canada. This is the kind of thing you would see in a movie. A cowardly act by killing himself rather than facing responsibility for taking someone else's life. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and also his because its unfortionate as parents that they lost their son as horrible of a person as he was.

Some of you people that bash her for the way she looks or call her a slut because she was a model or bash her, you people are flat out sick. If you dont like her, him, dont care about this story or whatever then dont comment and click on the story to read.

1853 days ago


Two trashy, worthless people gone. No loss.

1853 days ago
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