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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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106.

Fug86    

Like I said the other day a conclusion like Dorthy Stratten and Paul Snider. Hope, isn't that where they filmed First Blood. Ya, I think so.

1850 days ago
107.

Leno Rules    

He was in the room for a couple of days. The staff at the hotel were called because of no activity from the room. He no doubt had help as most of his family is from the area, thay should have reported him instead of helping so we could get some answers and see justice, but I think this is better as it saves us money and he's where he belongs.......in hell. Also, his body was found - just beyond Hope!

1850 days ago
108.

dragonlvr    

He was most likely a closet homosexual. Them closet types have a mean disposition. She probably found out after they were married that he was lousy in bed and he killed her because he didnt want anyone to find out he doesnt like girls.

1850 days ago
109.

Matt    

I guess he should have cut off his own fingers & ripped out his own teeth.

1850 days ago
110.

dr fred    

I am surprised, he was doing a decent job getting away & already made it pretty far & has $$$$$ to go to an island

i thought he was way too narsacistic & sociopathic the take suicide way out

1850 days ago
111.

Reece    

27. wow. was it suicide? wouldn't be surprising because he was wanted for murder. The whole situation is just sad.

Posted at 9:34PM on Aug 23rd 2009 by april
She is a smart one

1850 days ago
112.

racerzeke    

I wonder if her Mercedes will ever be found and if he had a vehicle with him at the hotel.

How far is Hope from where his stuff was found in Washington? How did he get there

1850 days ago
113.

Paul    

I wonder if he was staying at the Mount Hope or Lucky Strike Motels. Sounds like his kind of place.

1850 days ago
114.

Dave Evans    

that chokes me up.

rimshot

1850 days ago
115.

M    

Too bad the coward has tarnished the town of Hope..a very scenic little town and nice people..must have been a shock for the staff of the motel to find him hanging..hope it wasn't quick!

1850 days ago
116.

Joann    

Why did they id him through fingerprints? Did Ryan change his appearance that much or did the police just want to be 100% sure they had the right man?

After all, his picture has been plastered on every newspaper in Canada.

1850 days ago
117.

M    

@ Paul

You know nothing about the place so f/o with the stupid assumptions a**hole!

1850 days ago
118.

Leno Rules    

Hope is where Rambo was filmed, about 2 hours from Vancouver and an hour and a half from Blaine WA where his car was found. Small town, but his pic was plastered all over the news and newspapers. Yes, we get ALL the American news channels here so he had no chance. I hope whoever helped him gets charged, although the only crime he committed in Canada was going across the border.

1850 days ago
119.

newswatcher    

good. this is one less murderer the government has to pay to prosecute. the money is better well spent fighting crime or feeding hungry children.

1850 days ago
120.

roo114    

what a shock! Actually it IS surprising he made it all the way to Hope without being spotted...my hubby looks "similar" without the goofy hair and he was stopped at a road block 2 days ago in Langley, I absoluely agree he must have had help...Point Roberts to Hope is a HELL of a walk!

1850 days ago
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