No Canadian charges in L.A. model murder case

Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:51pm EDT
 
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canadian police said on Friday they will not file charges in the case of reality TV contestant Ryan Jenkins who fled home to Canada after the brutal murder of his wife in California.

There had been speculation that charges might be filed against a woman who helped Jenkins book a room at a motel in Hope, British Columbia, where he later killed himself, as police searched for him in Canada and the United States.

No criminal charges will be filed because she helped Jenkins get the room on August 20, a day before a criminal warrant was issued for him in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

Jenkins, a Canadian citizen, is believed to have entered Canada illegally by himself on August 19, several days after the mutilated body of his wife, Jasmine Fiore, was found stuffed inside a suitcase and dumped in a trash bin near Los Angeles.

Police have never identified the woman who helped Jenkins get the motel room, but local media have said the car she was driving was later located in the parking area of a building where his half-sister lives.

Jenkins appeared in the U.S. television show "Megan Wants A Millionaire" on VH1, which premiered after completing production in March. Airing of the program has been canceled because of Fiore's death.

(Reporting by Allan Dowd; editing by Rob Wilson)