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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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His wife died....everyone was pointing the finger at him...either he did it and felt really bad...or he didnt do it and the pressure of all of this, and the loss..made him do it.

Still its a sad story.

1853 days ago


Oh well, no court time wasted

1853 days ago


California authorities said police in Buena Park would continue their investigation to make sure no one else was involved in the killing, but did not expect to find anything.

I think there had to be someone involved with the dumping of her body. I would like a blow by blow explanation of how she was dumped here

1853 days ago


HOLY. CRAP. What an admission of guilt. Not that it matters now...

1853 days ago


"Two trashy, worthless people gone. No loss."

you're an a-hole. An innocent woman is murdered and you say who cares no big deal. Its a good thing you're not famous so people can sit there and bash you even when you're dead.

1853 days ago


He loved his life so much - he hung himself LOL

1853 days ago


I thought the same thing; that he killed himself. Since no one saw him for so long.

1853 days ago


Good riddance. I like it when the guilty handle justice for us taxpayers!

1853 days ago


146. 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!

Posted at 10:48PM on Aug 23rd 2009 by auto-erotic asphyxia


YES!!! This guy was a sex addict. This wasn't a suicide, it was an accident.

1853 days ago


He would have got away with this murder if he was smarter, bet he didn't know that breast implants have serial numbers!

Nowhere to hide and nowhere to run ... he was going to be caught by this booby trap!

1853 days ago


The contrast in pics/vids is so drastic.... at one point he's partying at The thing he's hanging himself in a crappy motel...

1853 days ago


damn, now this is some breaking news,Tmz always stay on the ball!

1853 days ago


I guess the reality of what he did & what he was doing & what would happen to him when he was captured finally caught up with him.

I feel very bad for Jasmine's family- not only did they lose their daughter but they now won't be able to watch her killer go to jail & rot for what he did. I also feel bad for Megan who has been surprisingly silent during all of this. Her near brush with an abusive killer must have REALLY scared her. Poor thing- I don't think she'll be the same for quite some time.

I hope Ryan's family feels proud of themselves. Like one other poster said, maybe if they'd gone on tv begging him to turn himself in he'd still be alive. I just think it's funny how everyone he knew thought he wouldn't be the type to murder, but then... they didn't know his dark & abusive side either.

1853 days ago

Pls don't make me feel sorry for Ryan!    

I guess he got the death penalty after all.

1853 days ago


I watched the Meagan show and he had me "hook, line and sinker" -I would have picked him - that just shows how smooth he "was"; Was is a good word of the day.
He prolly couldn't fathom being caught and having to live a life style in prison or to have a cup of coffee in the electric chair...better to go out in a sleezy hotel with a rope.
I do feel very sorry for their families.'

1853 days ago
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