The woman who allegedly helped suspected murderer Ryan Jenkins book a room at the Thunderbird Motel in Hope has been identified, but her name is not being released, RCMP announced yesterday.
Jenkins, who was found hanged in his room on Sunday afternoon, checked in on Thursday with a woman driving a car with Alberta licence plates.
The manager of the motel said Jenkins sat in the car while the blonde woman paid cash for the three nights, and then left.
“The woman is now a person of interest in this investigation but she is not considered a risk to public safety,” said RCMP Sgt. Duncan Pound.
“At this time, her identity cannot be revealed as the investigation into her presence and actions at the motel continues.”
Pound said the woman may face charges of accessory to the murder of Jasmine Fiore after the fact.
Jenkins’ father told a Calgary newspaper that his son died frightened and alone, unable to contact his family because the phone lines were tapped.
“He didn’t get to talk to anybody,” said Dan Jenkins.
Fiore’s mother, Lisa Lepore, told ABC television that Jenkins “took the easy way out” by committing suicide.
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