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Ryan Jenkins -- Suicide Details

8/24/2009 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: The room below is in the motel where Jenkins' body was found -- and the photo agency who owns the pics say it's the same room -- and coat rack -- where Jenkins hanged himself. The agency says the photos were taken about 6 hours after the body was discovered -- after the room had been inspected and cleaned.

The manager of the motel where Ryan Jenkins hanged himself says he was found hanging from the coat rack behind the door and his feet were touching the ground.

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The manager says it was odd that he could touch the ground. We do not know if Jenkins sedated himself before hanging himself.

Residents of the motel (it's used for sober living) tell TMZ Jenkins, who walked around the grounds from time to time, looked nothing like the video and pictures that have been circulating. He was skinny, his cheeks were sunken and he was wearing clothes that looked like he purchased them at a thrift store.

Kevin Walker: Click to watchAs for the mystery woman who accompanied him, she was very pretty, between 20-25 years old and was "extremely calm" when she checked in. The manager says he was a bit suspicious when they first pulled up in a PT Cruiser. The car pulled up -- ironically -- next to a dumpster rather than in a parking spot. He waited in the car while she checked him in. She left 20 minutes after Jenkins checked in and has not been seen again.

UPDATE: TMZ just spoke with the motel manager who said he did not see a suicide note when he discovered the body.

Officials have Jenkins' laptop -- but it's unclear what was on it.

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46.

jenny    

Crazy... He was only a couple hours from my town creepy.....

1854 days ago
47.

A    

yeah I think TMZ are to blame ;-p lol

1854 days ago
48.

jay    

All sad and tragic but I'm glad he decided to save us all the huge 1 year media-frenzy costly trial and appeal.

1854 days ago
49.

ANGELIQUE    

RYAN GAVE HIM SELF HIS OWN PUNISHMENT, IF HE WERE TO HAVE GONE IN FRONT OF A JUDGE AND THEY GAVE HIM THE DEATH PENALTY HE WOULD BE ON DEATH ROW FOR 20 YEARS OR MORE BEFORE HIS EXUCUTION.HE COULD HAVE FLOWN ANYWHERE AND DITCHED THE SITIUATION AND MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN FOUND INSTEAD HE DEDCIDED HE NEEDED TO DIE FOR WHAT HE DID.

1854 days ago
50.

LStoner    

To those who don't understand how you can hang yourself with your feet touching:

He wanted to die! He obviously is guilty of his wife's murder and did not want to be caught and go to prison. There are ways. Reports say he may have taken sedatives before hanging himself.

I had a friend that hung himself, but not because he was guilty of anything. He just freaked out. He was able to do it in such a way that he was not freely hanging. I won't go into details. That wouldn't be right. But it is possible.

1854 days ago
51.

balls    

balls

1854 days ago
52.

april    

Wow, that must be a strong coat rack.

1854 days ago
53.

Chrissy    

So it IS the same room...that is just creepy, wow

1854 days ago
54.

moretolife    

It's getting to be a little disturbing how Harvey L. and TMZ seem to be OBSESSED with this Ryan J story! How about something more entertaining?? You haven't even commented on the Horrible Heidi performance last night!! Nobody cares about the morbidness of Ryan J and G.F.!

1854 days ago
55.

tcidda    

HE DID THE RIGHT THING

1854 days ago
56.

Lori    

He had 7 or 8 days to think through what he had done, and to realize that his life was already over. You figure he would get 25 to life at the least, and I'd imagine he didn't love his life anymore. One single act of rage and jealousy, and everything he loved about life itself was gone. We'll never really know if he did it out of remorse, or because he didn't want to go to prison. One thing's for sure, if he could touch the floor with his feet, then he must have REALLY wanted to die. But after 15-90 seconds, he was most likely unconscious, and couldn't do anything but die. Bummer...the trial would have been interesting.

1854 days ago
57.

balls    

GOOD RIDDANCE, DIRTBAG.



BOING !!!

BOING !!!

1854 days ago
58.

Forever Michael Fan    

The pine cone air freshener hanging from the coat rack totally makes the photo on the left. My morbid butt laughed hard when I seen that.

1854 days ago
59.

elle    

not the same room as your report said the rack was behind the door. does the rack look like it is behind the door geniuses???

1854 days ago
60.

M.P.    

Who isn't glad he is dead? ...and a PT cruisr?! lol, I thought Megan would drive something better.

1854 days ago
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