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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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WHAT!!!! I'm sure he committed suicide. I hope we can get some answers to the questions we all had regarding the time line and the motive.

1853 days ago


omg this was on my local news before you guys. ='(

1853 days ago


Figured he would do himself in.

1853 days ago


Piece of crap

1853 days ago

The madness is finally over.

1853 days ago


money can't buy love

1853 days ago

MJ is ♥    

This is a reasonable economic outcome. Now mommy and pappy can continue rolling in the doe. No distractions from their hopeless son. Business as usual.

1853 days ago


He was my favorite on the show- would have NEVER guessed what a psycho he was!!!! How scarey-seemed much more normal then some of the other weirdos on that show-Anyway, I thinks its better he killed himself then sitting in jail for years wasting taxpayers $$.

1853 days ago


@ Ballistic
Yeah, I'm sure the fact that he murdered his ex-wife has nothing to do with him offing himself.
And if you don't like TMZ, then don't go on their website. Hypocrite.

1853 days ago


I'll be thats the first time in his life he got a cheap hotel room. I wonder if he had a hard on when the cops found him?

1853 days ago


Did he kill him self ??

1853 days ago


Saves us the money for a trial, saves the taxpayers 50k a year to feed and house the mother fker, and then what he gets out in 20 years and does it again? GOOD, JUSTICE SERVED

1853 days ago


Better double check his I.D., They thought they had him at the airport also, and this could be a poor Joe Schmoe having a bad day

1853 days ago


how the hell did he get a motel room without being identified? He must of had help

1853 days ago


That's shocking, but I'm glad - this story is over, very sad but over.

1853 days ago
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