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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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31.

Is She DUMB????    

God, I hope this is true. It's a sad end to a sadder story, but he was gonna get it one way or the other....PYSCHO!

1782 days ago
32.

Sabrina    

Wow TMZ you took so long to break this story! It was on local news long before you ever mentioned it.

1782 days ago
33.

Jeff    

Good news.

1782 days ago
35.

April    

wow. was it suicide? wouldn't be surprising because he was wanted for murder. The whole situation is just sad.

1782 days ago
36.

Moi    

Hope is 135 kilometres east of Vancouver.

1782 days ago
37.

racerzeke    

I wonder if there will ever be a step by step of what occurred because I'd be very interested in who helped him out in Canada and who helped him dump the body....

Maybe there was a note or something

1782 days ago
38.

emily    

surprise!
who are those people anyway?

1782 days ago
39.

Camille    

Can;t do the time, don't do the crime. I hope Jesus forgives him, or else he'ss rot in hell for eternity.

1782 days ago
40.

Julie    

Not only is TMZ on vacation but so are CNN and Headline News....WTF? I saw it on my local news..... !! In So Cal..

1782 days ago
41.

KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

I'm suprised you guys didn't post this first.. I saw it on abc,and then looked on your site,and it wasn't there... ummm. Taking a nap huh? Anyway... I guess this saves the taxpayers for any trial.. What a sad mess anyway you slice it...Always has a sexual overtone,and greed, to stories like this. No self control whatsoever..If ya like the real fast skanky lane,this is what you can end up with..

1782 days ago
42.

Ron    

You're my hero.

1782 days ago
43.

M    

He was found in a small town about 3 hrs north of Vancouver in a motel room..

1782 days ago
44.

Blondie    

I had a feeling he would kill himself. That's what happens allot of times i these types of cases. They would have pursued the death penatly and i'm because of how brutal and grusome the murder was they would have been able to over turn the law that says they can't pursure it from Canada.They said in special cases they can.What he did to that poor girl.It's a shame they couldn't have done it back to him.What sick basterd.I hope he rots in hell.

1782 days ago
45.

JimmyD    

First!!

1782 days ago
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