The police search for reality-TV star Ryan Jenkins, labeled a “person of interest” in the Los Angeles-area murder of his swimsuit-model wife Jasmine Fiore, has focused on the Washington state-Canadian border, say news reports.
Jenkins, a contestant on Megan Wants a Millionaire and I Love Money 3 (and a successful real-estate developer), “was the last person seen with the victim when she was still alive,” said Buena Park, Calif., police Lt. Gary Worrall. Jenkins, 32, was also the one who reported his wife missing.
“That’s suspicious to us,” said Worrell, noting that after contacting police Jenkins is now nowhere to be found.
Over the weekend, the remains of the 5′ 3″ Fiore, 28, were discovered folded into a suitcase in a trash receptacle in Buena Park.
Alberta, Canada’s Calgary Herald reports that four months ago, Jenkins, a Canadian citizen, was booked on domestic assault charges for allegedly striking his wife.
In its Thursday editions, the Herald also reports that, despite widespread coverage of the case, Jenkins has not stepped forward to speak with police – who have called for the public’s help in finding him or a luxury car he may be driving: Fiore’s white Mercedes CLS550, with custom black trim including a black logo, or Jenkins’s own black BMW X5.
A publicist for Jenkins reportedly told TMZ that Jenkins intended to consult with his attorney and cooperate with police, and is “is planning on meeting with them in the near future.”
Worrall said no one has contacted the police, the Herald reports. In addition, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have joined the search.
Prior Assault Charge
Jenkins is due in court on Dec. 18 for a misdemeanor charge of “battery constituting domestic violence” against his wife stemming from an April incident in Las Vegas, according to documents viewed by the Herald. The Orange County Register reported at the time that Jenkins was arrested and charged with allegedly striking Fiore “in the arm with his fist.”
The Herald also reports that in January 2007 Jenkins received a conditional discharge and 15 months probation for a July 2005 assault of a woman in Calgary. Court documents reveals that he was ordered to undergo psychological counseling for domestic violence and attend outpatient treatment for sex addiction.
He was also restrained from contacting the victim, who reportedly was his girlfriend.
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