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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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421.

Nuts    

L O S E R .

1698 days ago
422.

Leno Rules    

Suck It

1698 days ago
423.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

sure the mr killer rode his flashy motor speed boat allll the way from san diego to canada. uh huh. like in a real james bond movie, his hair was flappin in the high speed winds as he made his way on his top secret mission to canada. and all this undetected alll the way. what a great media photo op for the canadian police though, when they showed off that flashy ride of his! love it!

1698 days ago
424.

doc murry    

the only thing canada has going for it is the fact it is sitting on 3/4 of the worlds fresh water,,although mostly frozen,,its still a fact fresh water is going to be like gold here in a few years so all we have to do is go up there and take it whenever we want ha ha on you..and look at all the money this guy saved us not having to put him in jail for the next 50 years and the cost of the trial,,bravo for taking his own life,,oh and girls from canada are sometimes manly looking but they do keep ya warm at night,,i wonder how this all ties into michael jacksons suicide by drugs ,,hmmmmmm starts u thinking huh?????

1698 days ago
425.

doc murry    

let me make this easy for all you dummies out there,,the United States is like the bully who hung around the playground when you were a kid,,you didnt much like him but there wasnt any thing you could do about it,you just hoped he picked on someone else instead of you..but he made the rules...GOT IT DUMMY?????

1698 days ago
426.

janicebyrne01    

He took the coward's way out. It's still sad for his family though He was obviously guilty. Maybe Conrad Murray should do the same thing.

1698 days ago
427.

trinity    

Does this mean that you will stop posting stuff about him and the "model" now?

If so, I'm all for him offing himself.

1698 days ago
428.

doc murry    

how dare you wish death upon another pewrson you mis informed creep and sad excuse for a human being ..we are all god creatures you bombastic little twit

1698 days ago
429.

Hollywood's a Hazard    

And on the whole it's been a very good year for the undertaker.

1698 days ago
430.

Kathy    

He may not stand before a judge and jury in this life now, but he will stand before God and be judged. It is so sad how someone can do such a hideous crime, and then think they can run from it, no matter what one does in life it will eventually come out in the open, whether good or bad. We not only have our law abiding judges, but we have our God in Heaven that will be our judge.

1698 days ago
431.

Ziggy    

Another one bites the dust.

1698 days ago
432.

airstreamingypsy    

Who cares, enough already....

1698 days ago
433.

Rock God     

and who were the two ??? remember back in the day to be famous you had to be a hit! these days you can have dud after dud and your still considered a star!!right George Clooney! dude can't spell a hit movie!

1698 days ago
434.

Raymond    


418. ....and girls from canada are sometimes manly looking but they do keep ya warm at night ....

Posted at 7:35AM on Aug 24th 2009 by lover boy
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better than the girls from the U.S. that have 3 or 4 kids, each with different fathers and they can't remember which one was the father

1698 days ago
435.

Ziggy    

He put his belt to good usage and took the express route straight to hell, where he belongs.

1698 days ago
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