Ryan Jenkins

The man charged with brutally murdering his wife and stuffing her mutilated body into a suitcase was found dead Sunday morning (Aug 23) from an apparent suicide in his hotel room in Hope, British Columbia (Canada). 32-year-old Ryan Jenkins was found hanging from a belt in his room at the Thunderbird Motel after a hotel manager decided to check on the room, which had been rented just three days prior.

According to police, Jenkins was assisted by a woman police have identified but haven’t yet released her name. She apparently helped the former reality show contestant check into the motel he later killed himself in. The motel manager says Jenkins stayed in the vehicle while the woman checked them in on Thursday (Aug 20). The woman is not in custody yet.

Jenkins was a contestant on two VH1 reality shows: “Megan Wants a Millionaire” and “I Love Money 3.” MWAM was ended before the winner, who was believed to be Jenkins, was announced and ILM3 will never be aired.

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