Alleged killer of Jasmine Fiore talks of jealousy and anger in suicide note, police say
A reality show contestant accused in the slaying of his wife Jasmine Fiore, a former model, did not acknowledge the killing in a suicide note on his laptop but expressed his love for her repeatedly and wrote that he was jealous and angry at what he considered Fiore's unfaithful behavior.
Buena Park Police Sgt. Bill Kohanek today said the 1 1/2-page "suicide letter" was recovered by investigators from Ryan Jenkins' laptop after the former VH1 reality show contestant hanged himself in a Canadian motel room not far from the border, following a pursuit by U.S. authorities.
"He did not acknowledge her death or homicide and he did not take any blame," Kohanek says of the 32-year-old Jenkins.
Fiore's body was found Aug. 14 in a suitcase stuffed in a Buena Park trash container. Her teeth had been pulled and fingers cut off.
"He did countless recite the ways he profoundly loved Ms. Fiore, his wife, and many times how he disapproved of her," Kohanek said. There were "lots of comments of his jealousy of other relationships she was having and his frustration he had about those relationships."
Kohanek said that although the two, who married earlier this year, were separated, Jenkins repeatedly referred to Fiore as his wife. Cautioning that the letter was Jenkins' view of the world, Kohanek added "he believed she was completely unfaithful and that upset him greatly and he did not like the image of him portrayed in the media and he seemed to place blame on her."
The department does not plan to release the letter, he said. In the letter Jenkins left his financial worth to a family member and "apologized to his family for what this incident was putting his family through," Kohanek said.
Jenkins was found hanged last month in a British Columbia motel room, eight days after he allegedly killed Fiore, placed her body in a suitcase and dumped it in a Buena Park trash bin. Jenkins, a 32-year-old Calgary real estate executive, was a contestant on VHI's "Megan Wants a Millionaire" and the third season of "I Love Money."
-- Richard Winton