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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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76.

Dan    

Again!!! Another idiot who thinks he had help. Fu@k you people are stupid how about let the authorities figure that out and make their own arrests. Hope's population is only about 7000 and it was probably an old man working the motel. Not EVERY single person in the world follows news and stories and remembers what people look like. He probably shaved his head and changed his appearance slightly. Get a LIFE!

1825 days ago
77.

Gina    

i hope this brings closure to the family, but I'm not sure it can. at least they know he can't hurt anyone else.

1825 days ago
78.

racerzeke    

he had to have help dumping her body

1825 days ago
79.

crystal    

I just knew he would take his own life! He lived a life of luxury and as he stated on the video " Life if Good", there is no way he was going to spend his spoiled ass life in jail.

What a coward !!!!!!!

1825 days ago
80.

anita    

that is not fair Jasmine Fiore did not have a choice in the way she died he chose it for her.why should he have gotten to chose the way he died.well we all know where his soul is now.1st he killied then killed hisself

1825 days ago
81.

FULGY    

30. by M
The coward hung himself
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Did the sex addict do it the David Carridine way?

1825 days ago
82.

who dat    

Bet that was some funky smell. A bloated rotting corpse. Go ahead, puke in your mouth thing about the smell.

1825 days ago
83.

ogre    

Good. One less murderous douchebag contaminating the world.

1825 days ago
84.

Katelyn    

Hmmm. . . actually surprised, most sociopaths are way too into themselves to committ suicide

1825 days ago
85.

Catherine    

So Jenkins took the easy way out? Can't believe the cops didn't find him faster. Oh well; can't say I didn't see this coming.

1825 days ago
86.

BabsDriedUpCooter    

Note to self---Remove breast implants when offing next whore...

1825 days ago
87.

Fact Checker    

How long until this is a movie of the week? Jasmine's mother will profit from all of this to ease her soul for being such a bad mother that her daughter was raised by someone else and made money by being a sex object for hire.

Who gets Ryans $250,000 that he won? His parents? Cheep amount of money to give them. I bet they are SO HAPPY that they helped him escape so he could KILL HIMSELF. What stupid parents.

Okay VH1/51 minds - time to sell the DVD's of both shows. I will buy them for christmas!

1825 days ago
88.

Dan    

Had to have help dumping her body?!?!? Haha you serious? I think you need help! Nice name Racerzeke btw! lol

1825 days ago
89.

racerzeke    

He seemed to be doing a somewhat successful job getting away i wonder what made him finally kill himself

1825 days ago
90.

racerzeke    

Why is my name good?

Umm because if you look at where the body was found I dont think he is that stupid to dump it where it was found

1825 days ago
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