Breast implants help identify ex-model's body

 
This file photo shows Jasmine Fiore and her husband Ryan Alexander Jenkins in Las Vegas.  APThe man charged with Jasmine Fiore’s murder, reality TV show contestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins, has been on the run since reporting her missing on August 15 evening.

Her nude body had been found that morning, stuffed in a blood-stained suitcase in a trash bin in Buena Park, an Orange County city about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, but authorities were not able to identify her for a few more days.

Detectives tracked the serial number on the implants because they could not use fingerprints or dental records, said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney’s office.

Authorities believe Jenkins, a contestant on VH1’s ‘Megan Wants a Millionaire’, may have fled more than 1,000 miles to reach his native Canada.

VH1 cancelled the show, in which wealthy young men tried to win over a materialistic blonde, network spokesman Brett Henne said on Friday. The network previously said the show was postponed after three episodes. Alexander also was a participant in an as-yet-unaired competitive reality series, ‘I Love Money 3’. A VH1 spokesman said no decision has been made on whether or not to run the show.

Earlier on Friday, prosecutors said the US Coast Guard had briefly pursued a boat on Wednesday off the coast of Washington state that was registered to Jenkins, but the Coast Guard disputed that claim late on Friday. The Coast Guard said it was contacted on Wednesday by the Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Mounted Police to assist in the search, but it was the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office that found the boat in Point Roberts, Wash.

Canadian authorities have since ended a massive border search using helicopters, ground police and dogs but continued their investigation, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt Duncan Pound said.

Jenkins is a real estate developer and investor who is also the son of a prominent Canadian architect. On the reality show, he said he had between $1 million and $2.5 million, said Tom Hession, chief inspector for the US Marshals Service’s regional fugitive task force.

Fiore and Jenkins were briefly married in a quickie Las Vegas wedding in March and had been fighting in recent months. Prosecutors said the two checked into a San Diego hotel on August 13, and Jenkins checked out the next morning. Fiore was not seen alive again.

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