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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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436.

doc murry    

i tend to believe that he is still alive ala michael jackson..history demands that he remains in our minds and souls ala michael jackson..urban legends will be alive of tales of his greatness and mind searing adventures ala michael jackson..all great men must remain alive in our minds so that they may go down in all thrillers and memepries..a movie will be made celebrating not only his life but his effect on the globalwarming betaken by us all ala michael jackson..my mind is alive of sizures cocerning these 2 legends of pop

1796 days ago
437.

Whatajoke    

.........GOOD.....welcome to REALITY pal!

1796 days ago
438.

doc murry    

What if he was innocent????
he is someones brother and son.

Hounded to death by tmz and all of you people casting judgement upon this killer
Before you know of the facts.

my heart weeps for him and the trail of death he left in his wake,,,

michael jackson if he were to be alive could have stopped this and brought to the world a peace we have not known in this land since god walked upon it..

1796 days ago
439.

Kat    

Apart from the obvious families affected by this i actually feel sorry for the Motel owner and worker who found him they are probably in shock and also wondering if maybe if they had recognised him and called the cops in time he might still be alive and secondly i'm hoping it's not going to affect their business in a negative way it would be sad if they went out of business due to this guy taking his life there people being creeped out staying there now, maybe they should get the $250,ooo prize money he won as well as Jasmines family if he did for sure kill her, that would be fair.

1796 days ago
440.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

Posted at 7:38AM on Aug 24th 2009 by capt freedom amerika

america a bully? canada (and a whole bunch of other places) are just huge leech ticks, suckin the life out of american bodies. we're just swatting at yer azes like the nagging pests that you are, incapable of accomplishing anything worthwhile. ask russia and the gdr, communism doesn't work. time to wake up already and take the hockey puck out yer face that knocked yer front teeth out.

1796 days ago
441.

susan    

Good. Look at all the money that will now be saved with not having a trial and keeping him in jail for years.

1796 days ago
442.

JAMES    

I KNOW SOME ARE AFRAID TO SAY THIS BUT GOOD, GLAD HIS DUMBASS IS GONE. WHEN YOU GO AROUND MURDERING WOMEN AND CUTTING THEM UP TO FIT IN SUITCASES YOU DESERVE TO BE DEAD. DUMBASS BASTARD!!!!

1796 days ago
443.

Kevin    

Well, because of this D-bag, we won't get to watch I Love Money 3, because he won. I like that show. And, Megan Wants a Millionaire has been cancelled because he was a finalist. Damn. He's messing with their entire line-up, and he's not even alive anymore!

1796 days ago
444.

Magz    

He still can't trust Jasmine even in death......

1796 days ago
445.

chrisa    

i say good for him!!!

he did the world and all women a huge favour. i was dreading the canadian cops picking him up...he would have been molly coddled and protected from the mean old u.s. because of the death penalty. and he may very well have used the canadian laws to his advantage, prolonging the agony of this poor girl's family and friends.

kudos to him for doing what was necessary,in turn saving the tax payers, both canadian and american, a ton of money in housing, feeding and long, drawn out legal battles over his extradition to the u.s.

i am canadian and proud of it, however our lenient legal system needs a major overhaul and our immigration laws are lax. other than that, i am very fortunate to live in a really great and beautiful country.

1796 days ago
446.

Fan    

Ryan was the shallow, club-dwelling, wife-beating, tool kind of bully. Typical of all bullies, he was macho and brave when beating up a woman. Then Ryan, the cowardly bully, hid in a small room in a small town. He chose to die alone in a closet in that small room. Nobody loved him. That is the ultimate curse... he died alone, knowing that nobody could ever love a monster like him. He knew that, and it was probably his last conscious thought before he entered Hell. That is a good start. May he repeat those final 10 seconds of life over and over and over and over in Hell. Forever.

1796 days ago
447.

Captain Obvious    

Ew In order to get to Hope,BC from Alberta he had to drive right past my house. spooky.

anyway I hope he rots, someone should lob his finger off and pull out his teeth before his family can ID him. =]

1796 days ago
448.

sharon    

This is a tragic end to a tragic story. Too bad he couldn't face what he did to this woman. He took the easy road "out." As previously reported he held no remorse because he was gonna kill himself ANYWAY. I'm really not suprised, though. He would eventually get caught and thrown in jail where he wouldnt have lasted long..too much of a pretty boy! R.I.P. Jasmine.

1796 days ago
449.

Jessica    

He didn't go to Alberta. He left California via his boat and docked it south of BC where the mystery woman with the Alberta plates picked him up and drove him to the BC motel.

1796 days ago
450.

alistair    

And we care because..?

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