UPDATE: Vancouver Sun August 23, 2009 6:54 PM
METRO VANCOUVER — Fugitive Ryan Jenkins, wanted in the murder of his swimsuit model ex-wife, has been found dead in a motel in Hope, police have confirmed.
It appears the reality TV star “took his own life,” said RCMP Sgt. Duncan Pound, spokesman for the RCMP’s federal border integrity program.
“The hotel staff had gone in to check on him… it would be speculation to say how long he had been in there,” said Pound at a press conference just minutes ago.
Earlier this afternoon, Mounties met with the media to confirm that the suspect is hiding out in western Canada.
There’s not much on the wires right now, but we do know that Canadian authorities are reporting that Reality TV contestant and suspected wife murderer Ryan Jenkins has been found dead in a hotel in British Columbia.
Some spots are saying the death is a result of suicide, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Keep checking back for updates.
Posted: 09:22 PM ET
(CNN) — Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a reality TV contestant who is suspected in his wife’s slaying in California, was found dead in a hotel in British Columbia, Canadian authorities announced Sunday.