Related News

Home » World

Suspect told cops slain wife had perfect teeth

A REALITY show contestant suspected of killing his model wife and disfiguring her so she couldn't be identified included details about her teeth and fingernails in a missing persons report that investigators find telling.

Ryan Jenkins filed the report at a West Hollywood sheriff's station on Saturday, Aug. 15, explaining to a deputy that his wife, Jasmine Fiore, had disappeared the day before while running errands.

When asked to describe Fiore, Jenkins said she had "perfect teeth" and had just gone to get her nails done.

The description probably sounded innocuous at the time. But police think the reality television contestant had pulled out Fiore's teeth with pliers and severed her fingertips hours earlier.

"In his own mind perhaps, he was doing a little checklist of things that could identify her," Buena Park police Sgt. Bill Kohanek said. "Since he knew they were no longer on her body, he was probably confident she would never be discovered."

The details come from a missing person's report obtained by The Associated Press that Jenkins filed as police in Buena Park were trying to identify a toothless, fingerless woman's body found earlier that day stuffed in a suitcase inside a trash bin.

Jenkins said Fiore had been wearing a pink tank top, black flip flops and white pants. In a short narrative, he said Fiore sent him several text messages after he last saw her, including one saying she was in Santa Monica and that "I need to grab some stuff and get my nails done."

In reality, Fiore was already dead and Jenkins had sent the text messages to himself from her phone, Buena Park police Sgt. Bill Kohanek said.

Police expect to wrap up their probe in the next two weeks but believe Jenkins killed Fiore in a jealous rage then dismembered her and fled to his native Canada, where he killed himself in a motel room.

He also told authorities Fiore had previously been fingerprinted, but did not provide details of when or why. Investigators ultimately identified Fiore by tracking the serial numbers on her breast implants.

Jenkins, who appeared on VH1's "Megan Wants a Millionaire," filed the missing person's report at 8:55 pm, hours after his wife's body was found in a trash container at a Buena Park apartment complex, about 30 miles away.

The wealthy son of a well-known Canadian architect told the deputy he had not seen his wife since 7:30 pm the day before.

Another message sent from her phone read: "Babe, I'm gonna be back around 9 pm U should just eat without me."


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend