Reality show contestant charged in model's slaying
Orange County prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a Canadian man wanted in connection with the slaying of a Los Angeles swimsuit model.
The charge comes as officials in the United States and Canada are searching for the suspect. He was reportedly seen late Wednesday in Bellingham, Wash., where officials believe he may have walked across the border into Canada. Law enforcement officials said Jenkins used a boat to get to Point Roberts, from where he then could have walked into Canada.
Jenkins reported Fiore missing Saturday after they attended a San Diego poker tournament. Her body was found Saturday, stuffed inside a suitcase in a trash bin in Buena Park.
Canadian authorities said Wednesday that Jenkins had a previous conviction for assault on an unidentified woman. And in June, Jenkins was charged in Las Vegas with battery against his wife, Jasmine Kinkade-Jenkins, according to court records. (Fiore sometimes used Kinkade as a last name, her mother said.)