Ryan Jenkins Charged with Murder of Jasmine Fiore

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The Orange County District Attorney's office has charged Megan Wants a Millionaire and I Love Money contestant Ryan Jenkins with the murder of his wife.

Jasmine Fiore, who married Ryan Alexander Jenkins in March, was discovered Saturday stuffed in a suitcase and thrown in a dumpster in Buena Park, Calif.

Jenkins is believed to have escaped to Canada last night or this morning despite a massive manhunt by authorities to stop him from sneaking out of the U.S.

The 32-year-old fugitive is believed to be a native of Canada.

At this point it is unclear if Jenkins is charged with first or second degree murder. The D.A. will be releasing more information about the case shortly.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ryan Jenkins.

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It is not known what motive Ryan Jenkins had for killing Jasmine Fiore, if he is indeed responsible for this grisly crime. One theory police are working on is that he became enraged at his wife for communicating with an ex-lover.

Ryan Jenkins has been on the run from the police ever since he reported his wife, a former Playboy model, missing last Saturday night. Ryan has a history of violence, having assaulted Fiore earlier this year and a former girlfriend in 2005.

Witnesses believe they saw Jenkins last night in Washington State close to the Canadian border. It is not known if he has been apprehended in Canada or if Ryan would be turned over to authorities in the United States when and if he is.

UPDATE (8:25 EST): Formal charges against Ryan Jenkins have been filed, with a bail recommendation of $10 million. The police describe him as "armed and dangerous." Buena Park police and the U.S. Marshals are still hunting him down.

Police say Ryan may have a handgun, and that Jasmine Fiore's teeth and fingers had been removed, implying whoever killed her wanted to conceal her identity.

Interestingly, Robert Hasman, the aforementioned ex-boyfriend of Fiore, spoke at the press conference on behalf of Fiore's family, calling Jenkins "an animal."

Last Friday, when Jasmine and Jenkins were in San Diego, she texted Robert Hasman, saying she was going to him. It appears that Ryan Jenkins may have seen the text because Hasman received another text shortly after saying "suck it."

Police think Jasmine's text may have triggered the fatal violence.

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Jasmine Fiore Biography

Jasmine Fiore, Playboy
Jasmine Fiore was a model who posed in Playboy and was murdered in August 2009. Police believe her husband, Ryan Jenkins, is the man... More »
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