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Suicide note found in murdered model case

October 5, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suicide note surfaced in the case of the reality show contestant accused of murdering his wife and stuffing her mutilated body in a suitcase.Investigators found the one-and-a-half-page note on Ryan Jenkins' laptop after he hanged himself in a Canadian motel room. The note gives a revealing look at Jenkins' state of mind following the gruesome murder of his ex-model wife.

Police say Ryan Jenkins acknowledged his wife is dead but at no time admitted any involvement in her murder. The findings come after police analyzed a letter found on the 32-year-old's computer located in the motel room in British Columbia where Jenkins committed suicide last August. Police say it was titled "Last Will and Testament"

"It looked like he was just trying to wrap up some of his thoughts, but he completely left out the homicide out of the verbiage," said Sgt. Bill Kohanek, Buena Park Police.

The dismembered body of 28-year-old swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore was found in a suitcase in a trash bin near an apartment complex in Buena Park August 15.

Police say Fiore had been strangled, her teeth and fingertips removed -- the killer was likely trying to make it difficult to identify her.

Jenkins was on the run after being named a suspect. He hanged himself several days later in the Canadian motel room.

"Obviously he was in great distress when he wrote the letter," said Kohanek.

Police say throughout the suicide note Jenkins acknowledged he truly loved wife. Police say at the same time, the former reality show contestant blamed his wife for their troubled marriage.

"Placing blame on her in the relationship, quite a few accusations," said Kohanke. "It was kind of a love/hate letter."

Authorities say while Jenkins apologized to his family for the trouble he's caused, he did not apologize to Fiore or her loved ones.

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