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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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61.

Rock Singer    

At least we (the public) won't be force to pay tax's to keep him housed in Jail ... Smart move on his behalf. May he rot in HELL !!!

1832 days ago
62.

mack    

Forgot to add that he is a cowardly piece of gutless human excrement, Could not face the thought of a trial, so the gutless loser kills himself. Easy way out. I am sure he gave the girlfriend a fighting chance probably killed her when she was sleeping, gutless puke

1832 days ago
63.

Dan    

HEY JAN! You are the biggest idiot ever! How are you so sure people helped him!?!? You MORON!

1832 days ago
64.

knucklehead    

First!

1832 days ago
65.

brokerlady    

well I guess he at peace now, he should had killed himself first!

1832 days ago
66.

M    

There is no justice for Jasmine's family..this punk committed a horrific crime but was too cowardly to pay for his crime..two weeks ago he loved his life but could not face the prospect of being raped in jail and being beaten to a pulp by inmates yet he could cut the fingers off of a woman and take her teeth out? He destroyed two families and has left alot of unanswered questions..a guy like that had everything given to him, never learned to take responsibility for his actions and instead of accepting that Jasmine did not want to be with him anymore and walking away like a self respecting man he chose to destroy lives

1832 days ago
67.

racerzeke    

hopefully some of his accomplices will be pursued instead they will probably close the books and let them go free.

sad

1832 days ago
68.

dragonlvr    

A lot of people dont know that if you dont do it right - you can hang there for awhile before you finally die. Chances are it wasnt a quick death. Good riddance.

1832 days ago
69.

JimmyD    

I guess spending eternity in hell is better than life in prison. Find the only real hope in life, its Jesus.

1832 days ago
70.

rashyluvsbeyonce    

It's sad this happened to this woman but why is TMZ running with this story......because this guy was on a reality show....SMH! I wish they would have caught him so he could spend the rest of his life behind bars, but he'll get what's coming to him.

1832 days ago
71.

Joy    

I wonder if anyone will get charged with helping him escape, the police believe he had help from family and friends.

1832 days ago
72.

SoCal Razzles    

TOTAL COWARD!!! F'ING CANADIANS!!!

1832 days ago
73.

Lori in Chicago    

How ironic that he hung himself in the town of "Hope".... I hope he left a suicide note... I would really like to know if this was a crime of passion or premeditated...

1832 days ago
74.

dennis    

Read she IM'ed her former boyfriend the night she was killed that she wanted to meet him in Vegas and "someone" IM'ed the former boyfriend back to "eat it". Sounds like a jealous rage killing and suicide

1832 days ago
75.

Me    

RIP. May god take mercy on his soul. It is God's will now.

1832 days ago
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