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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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US Official Tabloid Gossip    

Ryan Jenkins is dead. His body was found in a motel in Hope earlier today. At this time it appears he took his own life.
Jenkins, a Calgary native, was wanted on first-degree murder charges in Orange County, Calif., in connection with the death of his ex-wife, Jasmine Fiore. Her mutilated body was found in a Los Angeles dumpster last weekend, stuffed in a dumpster in southeast Los Angeles.

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1888 days ago


He was playing the "David Carradine" sex game.

1887 days ago


First of Ryan had a wealthy life in canada he shuld have stayed there. Grass in sot greener on other side look where his li8fe got him. apparently jasmine was having 2 affairs while married to ryan,and robert needs to take responsibilty for fueling a jealous raging husband. noone deserved to die this could have all been avoided

1887 days ago


man that sucks that ryan is dead he was so hot and that is so sad to know that he actually dismembered her body and the good thing is that megan didnt pick him or else she would of been the one dead.. to bad the show isnt showing anymore

1887 days ago


this is sad I feel really bad for both families its tragedy if the family knew he had a temper problem why not seek help jasmine did not deserve this and ryan obviously regreted his mistake

1887 days ago


Are they really sure this was the guy? The hotel manager and another man at the hotel said that the guy hanging looked nothing like the pictures shown of the reality star. I am suspicious as it is rare for rich arrogant men to commit suicide. They typically think they can get away with wrong doing. Why didn't they use dental records for the id?

1887 days ago


The whole situation is tragic. but seems odd, almost a set up. why did jenkins go to Canada just to hang himself in a motel? why not just a murder/suicide in the same place? Also is it possible to hang yourself if all you have to do is stand up to stop choking? or can you be so determined that you choose not to stand up? he was found in the closet..... come on! what if its a cover up? or this is all b.s. and i should of went to bed hours ago....

1886 days ago

Jesus Christ    

Ryan Jenkins is only the first REALITY TV STAR to make you wake up and come to your senses. THIS IS YOUR NEW REALITY DEATH IS A FACT OF LIFE! you all will pay for your ignorance and people like RYAN are just messangers that deliver my message. I HATE YOU ALL AND ENJOY YOUR SUFFERING! 7
7 7seventually you all pay !!!! The Sun WILL SHINE. THIS I SWEAR. Metalica met me. I'm AL. THis I swear. This I SWEAR!!!

1884 days ago


Dearest Nancy,- Do you trust the Canadians report reg. Ryan Jenings suecide? the report state that HE APPARENTLY was ID'ed by fingerprints. Another question is how he could hang himself from a Coat-rack. How high up on the wall does a Coat-rack sit? Did he stand on a stool and kicked the stool away?? was his hands bound on his back? otherwise a natural reaction would be to grap the belt on his neck when his air was shut off. The whole thing looks suspicious.--- Nancy I am one of your biggest fan, keep going the way you are. Warm hug from Ulla

1882 days ago


Why didn't they use dental records to id him? Why would they use fingerprints which are not as foolproof? I don't believe its him. I believe he lured someone else to the motel through the woman and murdered him and hung him out to dry. He probably put his own id on the dead guy who was probably homeless. Everyone who saw the body at the hotel after it was discovered said it looked nothing like the photos of Jenkins.

1877 days ago
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