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Police: Reality TV actor found dead in motel


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The manager of a secluded motel in Canada says he found a reality show contestant-turned-murder suspect hanging from the bar of a clothing rack.

Ryan Jenkins was wanted in the gruesome death and mutilation of his ex-wife, former model Jasmine Fiore, and had been the subject of a manhunt by canadian authorities. Police call the death an apparent suicide.

The hotel manager says a young woman had checked Jenkins in.

Tom Hession of the U.S. Marshals Service told a California news conference that "the ring was tightening" on a desperate Jenkins.

The 32-year-old real estate developer and investor was wanted in California on first-degree murder charges after Fiore's dismembered body was found in a trash bin about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

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