An extensive manhunt for reality-show contestant-turned-murder suspect Ryan Alexander Jenkins is on in Canada. Meanwhile prosecutors have released more grim details about the killing of Jasmine Fiore.
Fiore’s body was discovered in Buena Park, Calif., Aug. 15; it had been stuffed into a suitcase and tossed in a trash bin. The Orange County district attorney’s office, which has filed murder charges against Jenkins, said Friday that Fiore’s teeth and fingers had been removed and her body so badly damaged that detectives had to use the serial number on her breast implants to identify her, the AP reports.
A manhunt involving helicopters and police dogs is underway in British Columbia, where Jenkins — a contestant on VH1’s show “Megan Wants a Millionaire” and the next installment of “I Love Money” — is believed to have fled late Wednesday. Jenkins is a native of Canada and is believed to have family near Vancouver, the LA Times says.
Fiore was last seen checking into a San Diego hotel with Jenkins on Aug. 13. Jenkins checked out the following morning, apparently alone.
Jenkins met Fiore in March, after taping on “Megan Wants a Millionaire” ended. The two married on March 18 in Las Vegas, but Fiore’s mother, Lisa Lapore, says her daughter had the marriage annulled following a “big blowout” in May. (The AP says it could find no record of the annulment in Las Vegas or Los Angeles.)
On the show, Jenkins was portrayed as an investment banker (and nicknamed “Smooth Operator”) with a net worth of $2.5 million. The AP also tracked down his Linkedin profile, which also says he’s a “licensed built green home builder” and has a commercial pilot’s license.
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