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Cops: Jasmine's Mercedes Had Blood Splatters

8/27/2009 10:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jasmine FioreBuena Park police are holding a press conference right now about Jasmine Fiore's murder and said there were blood splatters inside her Mercedes -- the car they found yesterday abandoned in a parking lot in West Hollywood.

Cops say there was definitely a "struggle between two people in the car." Cops say there was more significant blood loss in the back seat of the car. The inside of the car had been wiped down and the outside was recently washed.

It appears a lot of hair pulling occurred. There was blood splatter on the back windshield. Cops say the only trauma on Jasmine was to her face and she had a broken nose.

Cops say the car had definitely gone off-road at some point -- there were mud stains on the tires and there were twigs caught in the undercarriage.

There's no reason to believe her teeth were removed while she was inside the vehicle -- but there were fragments of her teeth in the suitcase she was found inside, so they can assume her teeth were removed with her in or around the suitcase.

Cops say she could have "easily fit in the suitcase."

Cops say her fingers were cut off at the tips postmortem. A few pieces of her bloody clothing were found in the trunk. Cops say they are still looking for certain articles of her clothing.

TIMELINE HERE:

Both suspect and victim were seen entering her Mercedes at the San Diego Hilton at 2:30 AM on the morning of August 14 -- it's believed they were at a poker party at the Hilton. Jasmine was never seen again. Later that morning, Jenkins was seen leaving the L'Auberge Del Mar -- the hotel where they were staying at in San Diego -- at 9:20 AM. The next time he was seen on video was at 5 PM at his residence in Los Angeles.

This is the big mystery ... where was Jasmine when Ryan was seen checking out of the L'Auberge?

Cops say Ryan possibly assaulted her in the vehicle near Corona -- 96 miles north of San Diego -- between the hours of 11 AM and 2 PM. The car possibly went off road during the assault. The area where the car went off road may be where he assaulted her further. The next day she was found in the trash. A witness saw Ryan in Buena Park near the area where her body was dumped.

They say the Corona area is of interest because her suitcase and other remains may be in that area.

Another question: Could she have been killed before Ryan was seen leaving the L'Auberge? Ryan could have used the "off-road" area near Corona to remove her teeth and fingertips, etc.

A preliminary report by the coroner says she was killed by strangulation. Some sort of violent act occurred in her Mercedes. Cops say she was either killed in the car or at the hotel.

A bladed sharp instrument was used to cut her fingertips off, they don't know exactly what.

The severing of her fingers was definitely done postmortem. Her nose was broken and she sustained head injuries. Pliers could have been used to pull her teeth out. There were fragments of her teeth in the suitcase.

Cops say it was a domestic violence case gone bad ... and it was all over "jealousy." They would not specify further.

Jasmine's Mercedes was abandoned 1.3 miles from Ryan and Jasmine's residence in Los Angeles.

Cops say there's evidence there was flailing of arms consistent with a struggle inside the Mercedes. Cops say the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have not been very forthcoming with evidence found at the motel where Jenkins killed himself ... including whether or not there was a suicide note.

Jenkins suitcase -- the one he left the L'Auberge with -- was found in a storage facility in Washington state. Cops say one of the suitcases he left the hotel with is similar in size and color to the one Jasmine was found inside.

Cops say Ryan had no help from anyone in California. They say Ryan drove to Nevada then up to Washington.

Cops also say there was no evidence of sexual assault on Jasmine.

Story developing...

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31.

racerzeke    

The press conference seems to be just laying out a bunch of pieces of information that dont connect at all

1791 days ago
32.

InnocentUntilProvenGuilty    

Both suspects? TMZ who is typing your reports, you also need a spell checker! It's really obvious Jasmine was not only a head game player, but a money grubbing prostitute. Didn't deserve to be killed, but it looks like she ended up reaping what she sowed unfortunately. I don't think Ryan did it, if he did he did it in a fit of temporary insanity. After hearing the reports of the things she has done to her HUSBAND I myself would have lost my mind as well. Very sad and tragic, the whole thing. You can't play with people's emotions and expect to come out of it unscathed... you just can't.

1791 days ago
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Lori in Chicago    

racerzeke - what else do you know... i've seen your comments, you are a very good commentator... I like sad sad too....

1791 days ago
34.

racerzeke    

What is this of 2 hotels? Why Corona? He drove to Nevada to get his boat? Who is the witness in Buena Park?

Seems like police are as confused as everyone else but what do I know

1791 days ago
35.

Ben    

31. racerzeke - what else do you know... i've seen your comments, you are a very good commentator... I like sad sad too....

Posted at 10:22PM on Aug 27th 2009 by Lori in Chicago

So do I, and you as well, Lori...all great and interesting posters.

1791 days ago
36.

Diggers    

I apologize.. I know this has nothing to do with the story, but.. who are your staff writers? I was actually distracted while reading that article due to the atrocious grammatical errors. Do we not proofread anymore?

As for the actual content of the article... yeah, it's sad and he's a douchebag, but I think it's always a possible consequence of living life in the fast lane like that. Of course, NOTHING excuses his actions, but looking back, Jasmine might have reconsidered the company she was keeping.

Very sad outcome indeed. He got off easy!

1791 days ago
37.

TCH    

I think the cops just want to put this to bed without much fuss. They are going to have to present a lot more evidence to convince me there wasn't anyone else involved with Jenkins. It takes a lot of effort to remove teeth and finger tips. Something does not add up. Waiting to see the tox reports for both of them.

1791 days ago
38.

racerzeke    

How did they find his suitcase in Washington and what suitcase was it? He had a storage facility in Washington or did someone else get it for him.

Police say no one helped him in CA but possibly in Nevada or Wash. I still find it hard to believe he wasnt aided in CA

1791 days ago
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Lori in Chicago    

33. 31. racerzeke - what else do you know... i've seen your comments, you are a very good commentator... I like sad sad too....

Posted at 10:25PM on Aug 27th 2009 by Daniel

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Ooooh, I've seen your name before... thank you Daniel, I am Lori... What do you think about all this???

1791 days ago
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Lori in Chicago    

RE: 34. I apologize.. I know this has nothing to do with the story, but.. who are your staff writers? I was actually distracted while reading that article due to the atrocious grammatical errors. Do we not proofread anymore?

As for the actual content of the article... yeah, it's sad and he's a douchebag, but I think it's always a possible consequence of living life in the fast lane like that. Of course, NOTHING excuses his actions, but looking back, Jasmine might have reconsidered the company she was keeping.

Very sad outcome indeed. He got off easy!

Posted at 10:27PM on Aug 27th 2009 by Diggers

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TYPOS happen all the time... why are you investing time in something so meaningless??? TMZ may make typos but the do deliver the core of the story.... Nobody's perfect and I hope you regret your comment...

1791 days ago
41.

cash    

she didnt need to go out that but playing with fire gets you burned!goodled the name and saw her "April Vahn" nude shots..talk about beef curtains!!

1791 days ago
42.

Richard    

I'm very sorry for her she sould not have finish that way, but boy was she ugly.

1791 days ago
43.

A    

I don't know about everyone else but I still find it interesting and would like to know how everything happened. It's fascinating that they could tell so much from the car.

1791 days ago
44.

Kristina    

Seriously TMZ.... SPELL CHECK!

1791 days ago
45.

S. Belle    

If Ryan was drunk/coked/drugged up during the murder & afterwards, he could very well have done this all by himself...surprised no one seems to have thought of this. Also, they went to the Hilton for the poker game, then onto the other hotel to spend the night. Both seen going in, but only Ryan leaves the next day with the suitcase. I read somewhere on here about someone asking how could he carry the suitcase - most have rollers these days, ya know... it's very easy to roll even the heaviest of loads.

1791 days ago
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