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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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Seeing as he had a laptop with him i wonder if that means he got all those messages people were still sending him on myspace and his facebook to turn himself in among other insults, i noticed yesterday night(i live down under so that was before they found him dead your time)that one minute his myspace page was up and then next it wasn't like someone shut it down, could be very likely it was him when he realised people were watching the video's. He must have seen all the hate massages towards him and everything before he died, i'm betting he realised there was no where left to run when he realised it had gone global, just to think if he hadn't sought fame and fortune from reality tv it might have not got as much coverage and he might have actually got away. Maybe he thought a family member was going to come back for him and then when they didn't he might have given up hope since he probably couldn't have walked off and got a meal or anything, from the description of him being gaunt i wonder how long it was that he hadn't eaten, he wouldn't have had much energy to keep running anyway if he was getting weak. What a way to die, if he hadn't mutilated her and put her in a case he could have claimed temporary insanity and claimed it a crime of passion not that that would have been a better option, no one killed would have been better but those two things just made it much more worse for himself, i can't imagine that state of his mind to go that far to hurt someone. I feel sorry for both families and hope no one of them actually helped him to the point of getting themselves into trouble too.

1855 days ago


The apparent suicide of Ryan Jenkins is going to be one of those urban legends where people will show up at his funeral and grave 'to make sure he's really dead.' You could see this coming a few days ago. I have to admit that I don't quite get the comments about Jasmine Fiore being deprived of justice now that Ryan Jenkins is dead. He took his life -- does it get any more punishing, unless you're really into vengeance and putting society through more of a drawn-out ordeal?
*Btw, in an earlier post that should have been 'Las' Vegas, and Eric 'Burdon.' Mea culpa.

1855 days ago


I blame George Bush and conservatives in the USA for this. Amercia has become a greedy, superficial *hit hole because of the right-wing in this country giving all the money and breaks to the wealthy and corporate America, at the expense of decent human beings.

1855 days ago

Yolanda Nixon    

The poor man was probably just distraught over losing his wife. In this country you're innocent until proven guilty.

1855 days ago

Sad sad    

ewww I just got the chills. I just realized the property I said was for sale on another post was the first one on that driveway. Had no idea to the exact address where she was found. Enough spookiness for me.

1855 days ago

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

pretty face ugly monster. we all know that story.

1855 days ago

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

was it a designer belt???! :D?!

1855 days ago

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

that quaint lil peaceful motel is better looking than most people's apartments. what a lil biTtch az.

1855 days ago

republican mensa    

What a coward to take his life and never stand in a court of law and face the fact he murdered a person who is someones daughter and sister I'm so sorry for her family truly

1855 days ago


@ I lovey'allmarxists

LOL..thank you for proving yet again how stupid and uneducated some Americans are..perhaps if you had completed Grade 5 you would be aware that US customs guard the canadian border so you are calling your own citizens TRASH..perhaps you should ask yourself why the USA started a war and has not had the balls to finish it? Why are you not over there fighting for the US? Too lazy? Ashamed? LOL..what a complete moron..your reputation as ignorant fools is well deserved!

1855 days ago

John Edwards    

What a fitting end. Thanks Douchbag for not wasting anymore taxpayer money.

1855 days ago

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

your communist arrongance is truly remarkable. a border patrol is usually a joint effort allowing either suspects to cross over and into a non juristriction, or ignoring the fact that they are actually crossing over in intentionally created blind spots (like water ways to land, like mr jenkins here did) you effin beard faced lovin homo. go hump a beard freak marxist why don't you?

1855 days ago

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

to canada: please take washington (oregon too) and shove it!

1855 days ago


If that's not admitting guilt I don't know what is.

1855 days ago

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

what about how you complete a one thousand mile journey in 3 days (san diego, ca to vancouver, canada)?? private jets anyone? hollywood are you still there?

1855 days ago
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