Ryan Jenkins found dead

Fugitive sought in murder of bikini model turns up in a Hope, B.C., motel room

The search for Ryan Jenkins is over. Jenkins, the former reality TV contestant sought in the gruesome murder of his ex-wife, was found Sunday morning, hanging from a belt in a motel room in Hope, B.C. The beaten and mutilated body of Jasmine Fiore was found near Los Angeles, Calif., just over a week ago. Shortly thereafter, Jenkins was identified as a person of interest in the case. Originally from Calgary, he was the subject of a North American manhunt before a motel manager in Hope decided to check on a guest who had not checked out as scheduled. According to the manager of the Thunderbird Motel, Jenkins may have been checked in by an as-yet-unidentified woman. Jenkins’ mother, Nada, continues to maintain his innocence. “I think he panicked, my little boy, and we had to protect him, even now that he’s dead,” she said.

Vancouver Sun