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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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16.

Moi    

http://www.globaltvbc.com/

In a live news conference, RCMP confirm Ryan Jenkins found dead in a Hope BC hotel room.

1784 days ago
17.

Justin is Calling    

He hung himself over the massive $10 Trillion defecit President Obama has put us under.

1784 days ago
18.

dmsundt    

Sad. Probably couldn't handle all the police questioning.

1784 days ago
19.

Kat    

he was found dead in a hotel/motel in Hope, BC, Canada. Apparently he commited suicide, but the RCMP aren't outright saying that. They're just confirming he's dead and where they found him.

1784 days ago
20.

M    

The coward hung himself..I hope his parents feel good about themselves not speaking out and encouraging their son to turn himself in..maybe he would not have been so fearful of their rejection..daddy's public image was more important than being humble and appealing for his son to top being a fugitive

1784 days ago
21.

Sad sad    

I knew it. I was thinking either that or it was gonna be a real bloody mess he wasn't going to let them get him.

1784 days ago
22.

mrez golucky    

Hey TMZ you guys didn't break the story. Taking the Sunday off?

1784 days ago
23.

A    

I hoping for a more interesting conclusion. I guess he took the easy way out and I suppose he didn't really have any other option apart from live the rest of his days behind bars.

1784 days ago
24.

Kelly    

I watched the news conference with the RCMP. He was found dead in a motel in Hope BC. And it looked like he took his own life.

1784 days ago
25.

UGGGGHHH    

thats one way to avoid jail time.....

1784 days ago
26.

polly purebred    

Seems there's justice in the world after all.

1784 days ago
27.

Larry    

I broke the story to them lol. I emailed them at 6:15 and they posted it at 6:19.

1784 days ago
28.

Janice    

Good Riddance!!! I hope charges will be pursued against those that helped him get away, good to see he was too much of a coward to face charges.

1784 days ago
29.

allaboutkevin    

Found in Hope British Columbia... 20 minutes from where I live.... great

1784 days ago
30.

Jon    

TMZ you let me down tonight. I heard about this "BREAKING NEWS" elsewhere. Usually YOU break the stories! Tell your editor to stop facebooking and pay attention to the website.

1784 days ago
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