Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Murderous lovers: The tragic story of Ryan Jenkins and Jasmine Fiore

Swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore's murder has devastated us all, and the more news that is revealed the worse the story gets. Fiore's body was found zipped up in a suitcase in a dumpster in Buena Park, California on August 15. Her fingers were cut off and all of her teeth had been pulled out to prevent investigators from identifying the body. One thing the killer didn't think about: the serial numbers written on her breast implants. This is how the authorities found her. Fiore's husband, Ryan Jenkins, who starred on the VH1 reality show "Megan Wants a Millionaire" was suspected of murder.

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"We actually have had several cases where we identified the victim or the defendant in that way," Orange County District Attorney spokeswoman Susan Schroeder. Apparently implants are marked with serial numbers "because of the potential for recalls." Fiore's mother, Lisa Lepore, was furious. "I want to hold him down and pull his teeth out," she told the New York Daily News. "We all do."

Since then, police had been on a manhunt for Fiore's husband. The media was tipped off that Jenkins had gone up to his native Canada and police found his boat in a marina near the U.S.-Canada border south of Vancouver. Last night it was reported that Jenkins was found dead in a hotel room in British Columbia, having hung himself. Police don't know yet how long Jenkins was there before his body was discovered.

Some very brief back story: Fiore and Jenkins were married earlier this year in a spontaneous Vegas wedding and had been fighting a lot in recent months. The couple checked into a hotel in San Diego on August 13 and was never seen again. Jenkins reported her missing on the 15 and her body as found.

We'll keep you updated on this tragic story as it develops. [Huff Post][People]

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