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TV person wanted for murder found dead

FOR Ryan Jenkins, life ended in a suicide in a remote Canadian motel room in Hope, British Columbia, and police who had sought the reality show contestant in the killing of his ex-wife hunted yesterday for someone new: the mysterious woman who accompanied him to his lodgings.

Jenkins, 32, was accused of killing his ex-wife, a model whose body was so badly mutilated when found in a trash bin outside Los Angeles it had to be identified by her breast implants' serial numbers. He evaded a massive international manhunt for days as he crossed from California into his native Canada.

On Sunday evening, police responded to a call from motel staff about a dead person, and then called investigators who were part of the manhunt for Jenkins, said Sergeant Duncan Pound of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police border integrity unit.

The manager of The Thunderbird Motel and his nephew said they found Jenkins hanging from the bar of a coat rack by a belt. They said a young woman had checked him in to the two-story inn.

The real estate developer and investor was charged in California with first-degree murder last Thursday after the dismembered body of Jasmine Fiore was found.

Fiore's mother, Lisa Lepore, said yesterday that she had a mixed reaction to news of Jenkins' death.

"It brings some closure to what's been going on," said Lepore, who lives in Maui, Hawaii.

"We don't have to worry about looking for him anymore or being worried that he is a threat to any other women or men."

She added: "We still have a long process of closure."

Lepore spoke on NBC's "Today" show.


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