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Man suspected of killing model found dead in Canada, sources say

[UPDATED at 7:40 p.m. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has confirmed that Ryan Jenkins, the reality TV show contestant who is suspected of killing his ex-wife and fleeing from Southern California to Canada, was found dead in a motel in Hope, British Columbia.

"At this present time the investigation into the circumstances of his death is continuing, but preliminary evidence suggests that he took his own life," the department said in a news release.]

Former reality TV contestant Ryan Jenkins, sought by U.S. and Canadian authorities in connection with the death of his ex-wife, model Jasmine Fiore, apparently hanged himself in a motel room in Hope, British Columbia, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

Jenkins was the focal point of an intensive manhunt since last week, when Fiore's body was found stuffed in a suitcase and dumped in a trash bin in Buena Park. Authorities said Fiore’s teeth and fingers had been removed.

American law enforcement authorities tracked him fleeing across the international border in a speedboat.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police had appealed to the public for help, calling Jenkins a dangerous suspect.

-- Julie Cart and Andrew Blankstein

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May the healing begin on both sides.

Sad, sad for both families. I know this incident is giving VH1 and Viacom a black eye now and maybe they will try to screen out people for their shows better.

Good riddance! We need less people like this on this planet and in the human gene pool.


It's a sad story, but at least he is a man to take responsibility on his action. Not like OJ, pointing a gun to himself in the white Bronco, but did not have the gut to do it.

That just saved the tax payers a ton of money. Thank you, Ryan. RIP Jasmine.

What a major "Chickhen " He kills this woman and then he kills himself.
Well So Calif won't have to worry now about court cost & jail time for this self center jerk. Prayer for the families of the 2 lives lost.

He did just like he lived: a gutless punk and a complete coward.

what a coward! Burning in hell right now....aha must have thought he get away with it.

Considering the international implications, the world-wide coverage of this manhunt... is this story a minor blip on the LA Time website? I almost did NOT see it?!?!?

LA Times... wake up!!!! This is your chance to be one of the lead coverage sites on the Internet.


So the coward kills himself, huh? May he rot in hell.

Thank you, Ryan. You did for us all what we would have done to you. And now be consigned to Hell forever.

what circumstances lead to this, what makes a human being kill another human being

He ran to Canada? Was he an illigal immigrant? Their always causing stuff..

Sad end to a sad story. A millionaire and a model dead and their careers ended forever. Wonder what prompted a guy in his position to kill her. Being born to such wealthy parents, you would think that he had it all but he threw it away.

GOOD! That's what they all should do. RIP Jasmine.

Okay, good. Next topic?

Men who mousse themselves know they deserve to hang .

One less creep in the world. We mourn the loss of an inocent life, who was brutally murdered by this tyrant. What a coward, had no guts to face his actions. His sould will probably molder for centuries to come.

he was a coward all the way.
only a coward abuses women.
only a coward kills a woman.
only a coward kills himslf.

Good riddance.

What you sew is what you reap for both!!!!!!!!!!!! No victims!!!!

mess with the bull...get the horns.

what a waste!!!! girl wants someone rich; guy wants...who knows? then venemous enough to mutilate her and pull out teeth.

ends own life in Hope- the place where Rambo was in the first of a series.

I find it hard to believe that a former reality show contestant and Playboy model who met in a strip club in Vegas and then got married two days later had any marital problems that could lead to something like this.


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