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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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376.

Kyle Evans    

The Calgary Herald spoke to his mother who lives in the Vancouver area:
"'I think he panicked, my little boy, and we had to protect him, even now that he’s dead,' she told the Herald, sobbing."

1829 days ago
377.

Corrector    

What i am saying, how much money do all the man hours added up to for all the police departments in Canada and US, the RCMP, the Marshals.

If the F B I, C I A or who ever would have spent 1/2 of the effect to stop the 911 attacks as they did trying to catch Ryan, 911 might have a different meaning today.

Apparent suicide, either he killed himself or he didn't.

Not that hard to figure out.

1829 days ago
378.

urkadurka    

Stupid cop. Ryan Jenkins just saved ya'll a lot of money and a lot of media hoopla over a sad chick and her conceited rat for a man will cease sooner than later. What a f'ed up story.

1829 days ago
379.

yazzie    

THe Bible says the devil comes to steal,and kill and destroy us. The father of all lies the bible says. Truley SATAN lied to this man and you could see Satan in him. People can be overtaken by Satan period. It is very very true. Iam truley sorry for all of this horrid mess. What a true mess and the hurt it will leave on those who loved both of these people. I am so sorry.

1829 days ago
380.

M    

No Different

Americans go to Iraq like the invasive bullies they are well known to be..SEE WHAT HAPPENS!!

Why are you not over there helping to clean up the mess you bullies started instead of sitting on your fat a** spewing idiotic comments online?

LOL..what a moron

1829 days ago
381.

yazzie    

# 372 It is scarey but you are right on the money. This guy looked evil and to cut her up like this .YUK! i am so sorry for all of the loved ones left behind to deal with,,,, why? They will always wonder why? I dont care who they were it is terrible news tonight.

1829 days ago
382.

M    

Um Jessica, rather than projecting your own sad, pathetic family situation on a FAMILY YOU DO NOT KNOW..why don't you educate yourself so you don't make stupid assertions. His family, the way he was raised etc is unknown to you so take your judgements and assumptions and shove them up your pumpum

1829 days ago
383.

yazzie    

My Grandpa told me he never ver seen the messes that we see now. He said it gets worse every month any more. People just do not have a heart anymore at all. No CARES! NO PROBLEM, NO RESPECT.....it sounds like the Bible prophecy is coming to pass. Look at this messed up world we live in today. Look back 15 or more yrs ago.....WOW the love of many people will grow colder and colder. You can see it in the posts here on this page. How sad. Have mercey on these two people.

1829 days ago
384.

richard ramirez    


from the sounds of it,

he was well hung guy;

1829 days ago
385.

yazzie    

I believe that. Time is short look around this place yes i see it. People dont care and i feel for the both sides here. My God can you begin to feel thier pain? I hope not. They hurt and it is terrible. If there is a hell and they were not saved...They are in a horrible ,terrible place for ever and ever. Oh my i am so sorry for this.

1829 days ago
386.

Party 'till you die!    

Zula, that is a ridiculous assumption in the comparison of 911 and this murder. You're trying to weld together two non-soluble things into one big mess, which only serves to create unneeded emotions and confusion. And the term 'apparent suicide' is simply a term used by law enforcement, i.e., this 'appeared' to be a suicide vs. this was a murder. Law enforcement agencies do not make initial statements of fact until they have well established facts before them. In other words, you will not hear any agency flatly say before enough investigation is done that 'this was a suicide', because they do not have the facts or are not ready to release them. And throwing race into the mix, oh please, stick to what is going on here and save your certainly valid protests for a better venue.

1829 days ago
387.

Party 'till you die!    

Excuse me, I meant Zulu.

1829 days ago
388.

Jessica    

hey "SUCKIT" why dont u get a damn life, and maybe something up about the topic which is >>Ryan's death

1829 days ago
389.

Tippy    

Well, the only good thing about this tragedy is California will be spared of yet another costly trial, appeals..and all the other BS that goes along with it.

California..*sigh* Once such a great place, but now I can't wait to escape!!! But where will I find no gangbangers, illegal aliens, methies and high crime? Oh wait.. I know!!!

Sand Point Idaho! :D I only wish it was closer to the beach and all things peaceful... One can only dream unless they're a billionaire.

1829 days ago
390.

russell    

This is why I don't watch reality t.v. I dont care about these people and thier little-minded reality. Why couldn't he let her live and kill himself is beyond me. and if he knew her that well he should have know she had implants and destroyed those also. what a loser. the DNA pool is richer.

1829 days ago
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