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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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346.

yazzie    

A true sad ending for both of these people. A few posts back said the devil did this to them....YES and i hope
God has mercy on them both.

1852 days ago
347.

racerzeke    

Where was the last sighting of the White Mercedes did they go in separate vehicles to the poker show?

Whatever, does anyone think that the Mercedes could have been payment to someone to help him mutilate and subsequently hide the body?

1852 days ago
348.

M    

So his mother saying 'we needed to protect him' pretty much implies that they helped him be a fugitive and perhaps she was the woman who drove him to the motel..her neighbour said she left in a hurry on Wednesday to go to Seattle so its pretty obvious his Mom has been helping all along..her son is not a 'little boy' and it seems Ryan was a coddled son who obviously did not learn much about boundaries etc

1852 days ago
349.

yazzie    

I see alot of hate here. Has any one really thought how much good it does to say HATE WORDS? Yes it feels good to project on him but wow they both DIED from horrid deaths. The DEVIL IS AROUND and this man was told bt SATAN to hang himself and he did. Yes it can happen to anyone. I feel troubled by the heartlessness in alot of the posts here. WAKE UP YOU MAY BE NEXT!

1852 days ago
350.

Steph    

Watching local LA news. Here's an UPDATE from a news conference with Buena Park Police:

Police say they're not closing the case yet, based on new information they've received that they want to follow up on. A reporter asked, "do you believe that ryan murdered jasmine?" and the officer would only say, "I believe he PARTICIPATED in her murder."

Some of you with gambling/drugs/mob theories could be correct. We'll see.

1852 days ago
351.

yazzie    

A mother in shock and grieving what can you really say? I am sorry and i wish it never had happened.

1852 days ago
352.

Tom    

...herdin' cows the size of schnauzers, but they're cattle...

1852 days ago
353.

Simone    

It is a very sad ending to a very sad and stupid story. There are some people in tne world who are extremely silly, dumb, coward, stupid. I don't have enough adjectives to describe the absolute dumbness of this kind of people. And Ryan Jenkins is one of them.

He destroyed someone else's life and his own. And to complete the tragic situation, was a coward without courage enough to pay the consequences of his acts.

It was a tragic stupidity. I am shocked with all this story, and more afer know about Jenkins death.

I hope that they both, Jasmine and Jenkins, rest in peace.

1852 days ago
354.

Fact Checker    

UPDATED STORY FROM CANADA:

MGR SAID ROOM SMELLED LIKE DEATH WHEN HE OPENED IT....

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Accused+killer+Ryan+Jenkins+found+hanged+death+motel/1922414/story.html

1852 days ago
355.

Party 'till you die!    

I would really like to know what this coat rack looked like.

Posted at 1:54AM on Aug 24th 2009 by Joann
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Joann, having seen some suicides in my past profession, you do not need a high place to hang from. You simply need the desire to die. Many, many people have intentionally and unintentionally (think auto-erotic asphyxiation) died from hanging with their feet touching the ground. Matter of fact, this was a somewhat cruel form of execution in the past, where you hang someone with their feet slightly touching and they slowly strangle to death. No big mystery or conspiracy there.

1852 days ago
356.

racerzeke    

I strongly believe someone else dumped the body in Buena Park.

maybe for the payment of the car? That thing disappeared really quickly

1852 days ago
357.

jess    

haha i agree JOANN.. that's the first thing that came to my mind when i read "Hanging from a coatrack" uhmm .. what kind of coat racks do they have in Canada, because a coat rack is usually NOT high enough to HANGG off from it .. so im about to google canadian coat racks . hahaha but uhm.. but the person that rented the room next to Ryans in the Motel said; "He was too tall, too skinny, too gaunt. Could have fooled me"

and

Walker said he had seen him walk past his balcony and heres what he said:::

"But he didn’t look like the Ryan Jenkins I’d seen on TV,” he said. “He looked like a man at the end of his rope, not the muscle-bound macho man you saw on TV"


NOW .... WHATS UP WITH THAT ?

I don't know ... Theres so many unanswered questions in this story !!
It's very sad ! to see both of them die .

1852 days ago
358.

Sad sad    

"I believe he PARTICIPATED in her murder."

Good lord. Him being on drugs would not surprise me. Someone else being involved. Too much.

1852 days ago
359.

Sad sad    

Maybe he kept his legs bent?I'm sure there will be pics on the net. You have to figure he has been running for a week and probably hadn't eaten much.

1852 days ago
360.

ThingWon    

If he was using any kind of drugs, the effects can age a person very, very quickly if they're doing a LOT and I mean a LOT of them.

That could explain his gaunt appearance at the hotel. Going without food and sleep takes its toll on your looks fast.

1852 days ago
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