Was the unnamed accomplice who helped reality show star Ryan Jenkins avoid capture in the murder of his wife Jasmine Fiore actually Jenkins’s 19-year-old half-sister?
Canadian media outlets, including the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and CTV, are reporting that the woman police are now focusing on is Alena Jenkins, a Vancouver photographer and model who ironically posts her work on Model Mayhem, the same Web site where Fiore posted her modeling photos.
On Wednesday, Alena’s main page was still up but her photos had been taken down. The site says she models “beauty, environmental portraits, nudes, hair & makeup, editorial, fashion, glamour, figure study, and commercial.”
A woman answering Alena’s phone had no comment on the matter, and tells PEOPLE that Alena is busy with her family, making funeral arrangements.
Jenkins was a contestant on two VH1 reality shows, Megan Wants a Millionaire and I Love Money 3, both of which have since been cancelled by the network.
Fiore’s Missing Sportscar Found
Police said Fiore was strangled, and that Jenkins, who reported her missing Aug. 15, was the last person she was seen with before her death. Fiore’s missing 2007 white Mercedes was found on Wednesday a mile just west of her West Hollywood home. Police towed the car to the Orange County Crime Lab in Santa Ana, where a CSI team will examine it for evidence.
Last week, after Fiore’s body turned up in a Dumpster in Buena Park, Calif., Jenkins slipped across the border into Canada as prosecutors charged him with Fiore’s murder.
After Jenkins was found dead on Sunday, apparently from hanging, in a dilapidated motel some 80 miles northeast from where he slipped back into his home country, Canadian police began searching for the pretty young blond who drove him to the hotel, checked in, paid cash for a three-day stay and took off.
Police Question Jenkins’ Half-Sister
Canadian media are reporting that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are talking to Alena Jenkins, and that a silver PT Cruiser parked at Alena’s Vancouver condominium matches the description of the car that delivered Ryan Jenkins to the Thunderbird Motel. They are also reporting that police were at the condominium on Tuesday, and that the car spotted at the motel is registered to Ryan Jenkins’s father, Dan Jenkins.
RCMP Cpl. Norm Massie tells PEOPLE that police are talking to a mystery woman and other suspects to determine how Jenkins was helped not only to reach the motel room but also to get across the border, but Canadian privacy laws prevent him from identifying anyone not charged with a crime.
Massie says detectives are trying to determine “what role that person played, and the extent of the role they played.” Massie, a spokesman for the RCMP’s Border Integrity Program, adds that any criminal charges would have to be filed in the United States.
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