Aug 24, 2009


VH1 reality star Ryan Jenkins, a fugitive who's on the run for murdering his wife Jasmine Fiore, was last seen escaping successfully to Canada on a speedboat.

But according to TMZ, it's now being reported that Jenkins was found dead, by hanging himself in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday!:

Ryan Jenkins was found dead in Canada yesterday -- hanging from a coat rack in a motel room -- but the investigation into the murder of his wife, Jasmine Fiore, continues.

Authorities in Canada are looking for the woman who allegedly drove Jenkins to the Thunderbird Motel in Hope, B.C. on Thursday and checked him in. The manager of the motel says she was in her early 20s and drove a silver PT Cruiser with Alberta license plates.

The woman stayed with Jenkins for about 20 minutes and wasn't seen again. The woman paid upfront for three days -- in cash. The manager claims he never got a good look at Jenkins because he waited in the car while the mystery blond checked him in.

When Jenkins didn't check out Sunday as planned, the manager of the motel and his nephew went to check on him.

When there was no answer, they entered the room and found Jenkins hanging by his belt from a coat rack. Cops say they believe Jenkins' death was "an apparent suicide." He was wearing a t-shirt and jeans. There was a laptop open on a desk inside the room.

Jenkins had to be IDed through his fingerprints.

This the same exact room, 6 hours after it was cleaned & washed, that Jenkins was staying in & ultimately where he committed suicide. The manager of the motel says he was found hanging from the coat rack behind the door and his feet were touching the ground.

Residents of the motel (it's used for sober living) tell TMZ Jenkins, who walked around the grounds from time to time, looked nothing like the video and pictures that have been circulating. He was skinny, his cheeks were sunken and he was wearing clothes that looked like he purchased them at a thrift store.

As for the mystery woman who accompanied him, she was very pretty, between 20-25 years old and was "extremely calm" when she checked in. The manager says he was a bit suspicious when they first pulled up in a PT Cruiser. The car pulled up -- ironically -- next to a dumpster rather than in a parking spot. He waited in the car while she checked him in. She left 20 minutes after Jenkins checked in and has not been seen again.

TMZ just spoke with the motel manager who said he did not see a suicide note when he discovered the body.

Officials have Jenkins' laptop -- but it's unclear what was on it.


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