A Canadian man has been charged with the murder of his model ex-wife in Los Angeles, and police say he may have snuck into B.C. to evade U.S. authorities.
Former reality TV contestant and Calgary native Ryan Jenkins, 32, was charged after 28-year-old Jasmine Fiore was found stuffed into a suitcase in a dumpster.
Jenkins had initially been considered a person of interest after reporting Fiore missing on Saturday and then disappearing when her body was found.
On Thursday afternoon, the Orange County district attorney charged him with murder.
Earlier in the day, the sheriff’s office in Bellingham, Wash., said Jenkins’ BMW and an empty boat trailer were found at a marina in the state.
A man matching the suspect’s description was also reportedly seen arriving by boat at Point Roberts, Wash., where he may have walked across the border into Tsawwassen, B.C.
“It is not confirmed that he has in fact entered Canada, but if he has it was not through legitimate means,” said Delta police Const.
Sharlene Brooks, adding the RCMP have assumed control of the investigation.
Jenkins, a wealthy real estate agent from Calgary, was a contestant on the VH1 reality TV show Megan Wants a Millionaire.
He and Fiore were married in March, several days after meeting in Las Vegas.
Their marriage was annulled a few months later.
Jenkins has twice faced charges stemming from alleged violence against women.