Model’s naked body in suitcase starts manhunt for reality TV contestant

By Calvin Palmer

A former reality TV show contestant is being sought by police in connection with the murder of a Californian model who was found strangled and her naked body stuffed in a suitcase.

Ryan Alexander Jenkins, 32, is the last person to have seen 28-year-old Jasmine Fiore alive, said Sgt Shawn Morgan of the Buena Park Police Department.

“The evening after her body was discovered, he reported her missing to Los Angeles Police Department,” Morgan said.

The suitcase containing her body was found in a dumpster in Buena Park, California, on Saturday.

Jenkins appeared on the VH1 reality show Megan Wants A Millionaire earlier this year and listed Calgary as his hometown in his online profile for the show.

He may be on his way back to Canada, said Morgan.

Jenkins and Fiore were married for a short time, according to Fiore’s mother Lisa Lepore. She said the couple married in Las Vegas in March but had the marriage annulled in May.

Lapore said Jenkins convinced her daughter to take him back.

Fiore was a swimsuit model but left the business two years ago, according to her mother.

Canada Border Services Agency spokeswoman Lisa White said if Jenkins is found crossing into Canada, he would be handed over to U.S. authorities.

[Based on reports by the Edmonton Sun and Associated Press.]

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