Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a former contestant on “Megan Wants a Millionaire” was charged with murder Thursday in the death of his wife, Jasmine Fiore. Police say Jenkins removed his wife’s fingers and teeth to prevent identifying the body and is on the run to Canada. Read more below!
Police have revealed new disturbing details about the murder of Jasmine Fiore, 28, the former swimsuit model, murdered by her husband Ryan Alexander Jenkins.
Fiore’s teeth and fingers were removed before her naked body was stuffed into a suitcase and tossed in a California trash can over the weekend. The coroners reports indicates that Jasmine was strangled.
There is currently a manhunt for Canadian Ryan Alexander Jenkins, who is believed to have fled to Canada after the murder.
Jasmine and Ryan were briefly married after a quickie Las Vegas wedding this year, and had been fighting lately. The couple checked into a San Diego hotel last Thursday, and Jenkins checked out the next morning… but Fiore was not seen alive again.
Jasmine and Ryan met in Las Vegas after taping for “Megan Wants a Millionaire” finished in early March. They were married March 18, said Fiore’s mother, Lisa Lepore.
In May, “they had a big blowout,” and fought because he was jealous of her ex-boyfriends, Lepore said. “She had the marriage annulled.”
Jenkins left for Mexico to do another reality TV show, but struggled to get Fiore back when he returned.
“He convinced her … that he was really the guy for her,” Lepore said. “He wrote poems and stories, and prayed, and (claimed he) had this huge spiritual awakening.”
Jenkins had been violent toward Jasmine Fiore before, according to court records. Documents show that Jenkins was charged in June in Clark County, Nev., with a misdemeanor count of “battery constituting domestic violence” for allegedly hitting Fiore in the arm.
Jenkins also has a criminal history in his hometown of Calgary. He was sentenced to 15 months of probation in January 2007 on an unspecified assault charge.
Jenkins vanished after Fiore’s body was found Saturday and Buena Park police Lt. Steve Holliday said Jenkins may be armed with a handgun.
Jenkins reportedly drove1,000 miles to Washington state and then hopped in a boat to a peninsula on the border, where he walked into Canadian territory. A Canadian police official said ground, air and canine units are involved in the search for Jenkins.
“At this time, although we believe he crossed the border, we’re not one hundred percent sure of that,” U.S. Marshal Chief Inspector Thomas Hession. “There will be no stone unturned and we’ll look under every rock for him.”
The federal government was in the process of issuing a federal warrant Thursday afternoon, which would allow Canadian authorities to take Jenkins into custody there, Capt. Ken Coovert said.
If Jenkins is arrested in Canada, California can request that he be extradicted to the U.S.
Jenkins earned the nickname “Smooth Operator” because of “his cheeky cockiness. And I mean that in a friendly way,” said Rob Locke, who played the host, a butler named Niles.
“We were all under the impression that he was single. Then I saw on Facebook that he got married and there were photos of him and his wife. My personal observation was, ‘Wow, that was quick,’” Locke said, adding that taping ended in March.
Fiore was last seen alive with Jenkins at a poker game in San Diego. Jenkins reported her missing Saturday night to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, police said.
VH1 said it has postponed any future airings of the “Megan Wants a Millionaire” reality show.
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