‘VH1 Killer’ Jenkins Dead in Canada

Ryan Jenkins, the former VH1 reality show contestant suspected in the murder of model Jasmine Fiore, has been found dead in Canada, CNN and ABCNews.com reported Sunday evening.   Jenkins was found dead in a hotel in British Columbia, the news network said, citing Canadian police sources.   The death of Jenkins comes just days […]

Last Updated: August 23, 2009 @ 9:49 PM

Ryan Jenkins, the former VH1 reality show contestant suspected in the murder of model Jasmine Fiore, has been found dead in Canada, CNN and ABCNews.com reported Sunday evening.

 

Jenkins was found dead in a hotel in British Columbia, the news network said, citing Canadian police sources.

 

The death of Jenkins comes just days after he was charged with the murder of his ex-wife, Fiore. Her body was found stuffed in a suitcase, her finger and teeth removed.

 

Jenkins was a contestant on the VH1 dating reality show "Megan Wants a Millionaire." There’s been no demonstrated link between his appearance on that show and his relationship with Fiore.

 

VH1 stopped airing "Megan" last week. Over the weekend, the network said it had canceled the series, the Associated Press reported.

 

UPDATE: VH1 has responded to news of Jenkins’ death with a short statement on its official programming blog.

 

"Tragedy begets tragedy," the network said. "Of course, our sympathy goes out to the friends and families of Jasmine Fiore and Ryan Jenkins, as it has for the past several days."

 

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