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Mystery Woman in Jenkins Case?

8/24/2009 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paulina ChmieleckaUPDATE: Paulina's agent tells us "There's no way it can be her because on Friday she was doing a fashion show and Saturday she was filming a cooking show." The agent added, "She's grieving the loss of someone she used to love."

UPDATE: The RCMP just completed a press conference and while they say they have identified the mystery woman, they are not revealing her identity. They do not feel she is a public threat nor are they appealing for her to come forward. The RCMP also says she could only be charged as an accessory after the fact to crimes committed in Canada -- not to the murder for which Jenkins was wanted.

UPDATE
: Cops are saying despite the manager's claim, Paulina is not the woman they are looking for.

The woman who helped Ryan Jenkins run from authorities was his former fiancee, according to the manager of the motel where he committed suicide.

We showed the manager, Kevin Walker, photos of Paulina Chmielecka, who was in a 3-year relationship with Jenkins until earlier this year -- he says he's "100% sure" the woman who drove Jenkins to the Thunderbird Motel and paid for the room was Paulina.

Ryan and Paulina were engaged, until he called it off several months ago. Friends of the former couple tell us she was very much in love with him, though she moved on to another relationship.


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mrez golucky    

Yikes!

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taryn    

Shes really pretty

1793 days ago
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LakersFan    

Have a nice time in jail.

1793 days ago
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MJ WAS A JUNKIE    

WHO CARES

1793 days ago
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Fact Checker    

She looks so pretty. I read an interview with her before where she said his obsession with sex is what ruined their relationship.

1793 days ago
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dirtyfolks    

Good for them damnit this culd be space for Mj news dont u think TMZ?/?!!

1793 days ago
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Elissa    

Aiding and abetting. Idiot. Was it worth it?

1793 days ago
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CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES    

WHERE IS FIRST AND TOOT TOOT? BEEP BEEP IS ASKING!

1793 days ago
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goodess41    

Hope she gets time for helping that PIG after the fact, if the statement is true about her.

1793 days ago
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ThingWon    

How old is she? She looks much older than 20-25.
Pretty, though. I bet the manager was happy for some eye candy.

1793 days ago
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Dave    

Found online at USLegal.com:

"Harboring a fugitive refers to the crime of knowingly hiding a wanted criminal from the authorities. Federal and state laws, which vary by state, govern the crime of harboring a fugitive. Although supplying funds may make one an accessory after the fact, supplying financial assistance to a fugitive does not rise to the level of harboring or concealing. The federal statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1071, requires proof of four elements: (1) proof that a federal warrant had been issued for the fugitive' s arrest, (2) that the accused had knowledge that a warrant had been issued, (3) that the accused actually harbored or concealed the fugitive, and (4) that the accused intended to prevent the fugitive' s discovery or arrest."

1793 days ago
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Just Checking    

Come on TMZ - you knew it was not her - that the cops would say so and you posted it anyway.

Listen - I would of clicked just to see her pics cause she is hot. No more made up stories Please.

1793 days ago
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Grammar nazi    

Another plastic surgery patient. No one is born with a nose that pinched. He loved the plastic girls!

1793 days ago
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jayc    

Maybe TMZ should stop trying to be the CSI detectives here and let the professionals do the job!
Posting a person's name and pics and claiming the manager says she is the person, then have the last sentence say that the police say she isn't the person, is ridiculous. Hope she sues for defamation.

1793 days ago
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Moi    


Mother of man accused in killing swimsuit model
believes her son is innocent

By Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Two grieving mothers have very different opinions at the end of a North American-wide manhunt for the reality show actor accused of killing a former swimsuit model then hanging himself in a seedy B.C. motel.

Ryan Jenkins' mother Nada said in an interview Monday she just can't believe her son killed his ex-wife and that she's sure the evidence will eventually prove his innocence.

"He was good, he's kind and we need to clear his name," she said weeping.

But when asked how that could be done she replied: "I don't know. I'm sure the evidence will prove it eventually. I'm praying for that."

Jenkins began a very brief telephone interview by saying she's having trouble thinking straight and needs counselling to help her deal with what's happened.

She said "not in a million years" could her son have done what he's been accused of doing.

Ryan Jenkins, 32, was a young, high-flying Canadian businessman facing murder charges after the mutilated body of his ex-wife Jasmine Fiore was found in a suburban Los Angeles dumpster.

Police found Jenkins' boat at the Point Roberts, Washington, marina last Wednesday and believe Jenkins slipped across the border illegally.

The manhunt for Jenkins came to an end Sunday with the discovery of his body in Hope, B.C., about 150 kilometres down the Trans-Canada Highway from Vancouver.

But Canadian and U.S. authorities said the investigation into the murder of Fiore is far from over.

New details revealed Sunday suggest a young woman may have helped the former Calgary real estate developer turned reality show contestant while he was on the run.

Jenkins' suicide didn't dampen the rage and grief felt by Fiore's mother Lisa Lepore.

She said Monday that Jenkins "took the easy way out" by killing himself. She called him a coward for not facing the consequences of his actions.

Lepore, speaking on ABC's "Good Morning America" show, said Jenkins didn't want to face the consequences of his actions and "that's how he dealt with it."

Jenkins became the target of a high-profile international manhunt after California authorities charged him with first-degree murder in Fiore's grisly death and dismemberment.

He apparently slipped back into Canada last Wednesday and escaped discovery until Kevin Walker, a manager at the Thunderbird Motel in Hope, B.C., found him hanging Sunday.

Walker said the fugitive arrived Thursday with a young woman in a car with Alberta licence plates.

Walker said the woman, driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser, came in alone Thursday night and checked them in, paying cash for three nights' stay.

"He stayed in the car far, far away from the front of the office," he said in an interview with The Canadian Press on Sunday. "I didn't think nothing of it because it's just a couple checking in."

Walker said he never saw the woman again.

"I didn't see her leave but apparently the tenant in No. 1 (next to Jenkins' room) said she only stuck around for about 20 minutes."

Walker wouldn't identify the woman but said police took away the motel's registration information.

Adam Curt, 19, a motel employee and Walker's nephew, said Jenkins "looked stressed out," adding: "He wouldn't look anybody in the eye."

Walker said he didn't recognize the man although Jenkins' face had been all over the news.

"In no way shape or form did he look like the man on TV," he said. "He looked spent."

Investigators from the RCMP's border integrity unit identified Jenkins.

Michelle Beck, who lives near the motel, said people who stay there are "kind of seedy - lots of drug addicts and people down on their luck."

Walker said the 25-unit motel has a number of long-term residents and is in the process of being converted to a "sober, independent-living complex."

Jenkins had been living in the United States since going down to participate in a VH1 reality show called "Megan Wants a Millionaire."

He apparently met Fiore, 28, in Las Vegas around that time and married her after a two-day romance.

However, Fiore's mother said the relationship was troubled and her daughter had the marriage annulled.

There were no court records of an annulment in either Nevada, where the couple was married, or in Los Angeles Court, where they most recently lived.

Jenkins, who was convicted of assault in Calgary in 2007 and given 15 months probation, was charged in Nevada with domestic battery involving Fiore.

She and Jenkins had apparently reconciled and were seen checking into a posh San Diego hotel on Aug. 13. It was the last time Fiore was seen alive.

Jenkins checked out the following day and later rep

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