Police: Reality TV Star Found Dead
JEREMY HAINSWORTH, Associated Press Writer
POSTED: Sunday, August 23, 2009
UPDATED: 8:49 pm CDT August 23, 2009
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canadian police say fugitive murder suspect Ryan Jenkins has been found dead of an apparent suicide in a motel in British Columbia.
Sgt. Duncan Pound of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police border integrity unit says police responded to a call about a dead person in Hope, east of Vancouver, and then called investigators who were part of the massive manhunt for Jenkins.
The real estate developer and reality show contestant was wanted in California on first-degree murder charges after the mutilated body of his ex-wife was found near Los Angeles.
Jenkins, 32, disappeared last week but his boat was found Wednesday at a marina not far from the U.S.-Canada border south of Vancouver.
Pound says police don't yet know how long Jenkins was at the motel before his body was discovered.
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