Monday, August 24, 2009
Reality TV Star-Ryan Jenkins Death
Ryan Jenkins Death-Former VH1 reality TV contestant, the murderer 32-year-old Ryan Jenkins has been found dead in a motel in Hope on Sunday. Ryan Jenkins was wanted for the murder of his own ex-wife, former swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore and according to the Associated Press the motel manager and his nephew found the 32-year-old hanging from the bar of a coat rack by a belt.
Kevin Walker, the manager of the Thunderbird Motel, tells the AP that Jenkins arrived in a Chrysler PT Cruiser and was accompanied by a young woman, but Jenkins stayed in the car while the woman checked them in to the motel.
Walker added that the woman who was blond and in her early 20s, paid in cash for three days, and that he found Jenkins dead in the room when he unlocked it because the pair never checked out.
The British Columbia Coroner's Service is currently investigating Jenkins' death.
Fiore’s mother, Lisa Lepore, tells the “Today” show host Ann Curry of hearing the news of Jenkins’ death, “It’s a mixed reaction. It brings some closure to what’s been going on. … We don’t have to worry about looking for him anymore, or being worried that he’s a threat to any other women or men. We still have a long process of closure.”
Fiore’s former boyfriend, Robert Hasman, also appeared on the “Today” show and revealed that he was in contact with the swimsuit model via text messaging days before her death. When asked if his contact with Fiore could have pushed Jenkins over the edge, Hasman replies, “I can only assume that that might have been the cause, his motive.”