BUENA PARK -- Police say a reality show contestant suspected of killing his ex-wife before committing suicide left a suicide note on his laptop that expressed his love and frustration with the victim.
The body of 32-year-old Ryan Jenkins was found in a Canadian motel room in August.
Police believe Jenkins murdered his 28-year-old wife Jasmine Fiore, packed her disfigured body in a suitcase and left her in a trash bin in Southern California.
In the 1 1/2 page note, titled "My Last Will and Testament," Jenkins wrote that Fiore was the love of his life, but that he was resentful because he believed she was cheating on him, according to Buena Park police Sgt. Bill Kohanek.
"I would describe it as a suicide note," Kohanek said, adding Jenkins wrote it in the motel room where he was found hanged.
"He talked about how much he loved her and cherished her, but also how he disliked the things she did that ruined their marriage," Kohanek said.
Jenkins refers to her talking to a former boyfriend while Jenkins and Fiore shared a hotel room in San Diego. Authorities suspect Jenkins attacked her in that hotel room and killed her there or in her Mercedes-Benz.
In the note, Jenkins also apologizes to his family for causing trouble.
The note doesn't mention Fiore's death. Jenkins also does not discuss the escape to Canada or what he planned to do.
The note was written on August 20, the day Buena Park police held a widely publicized news conference naming Jenkins as the suspected killer.
Fiore's white Mercedes-Benz was discovered in West Hollywood, about a mile from the penthouse she shared with her aspiring actor husband.
Sgt. Roger Powell said investigators found blood splattered on the passenger seat, back seat and rear windshield.
Police say they also found some blood on the patio of a hotel room in San Diego, where they had gone for a charity poker tournament, so investigators may never determine where she was killed.
Surveillance video showed Jenkins checking out of the hotel alone and leaving the room three times with large armloads of clothes, police said.
Investigators suspect he emptied a suitcase to put Fiore's body in it.
A missing persons report filed by Jenkins Saturday, Aug. 15 claimed Fiore had disappeared the day before while running errands.
When asked to describe Fiore, Jenkins said she had "perfect teeth" and had just gone to get her nails done.
Fiore's badly beaten and nude body was discovered in a bloody suitcase inside a Buena Park dumpster August 15th.
Her teeth and fingertips had been removed.
Police launched an international manhunt for Jenkins, a Canadian citizen.
Jenkins was found dead eight days later inside a motel room in British Columbia.
Motel staff discovered Jenkins' body in a room of the Thunderbird Motel on a secluded road on the outskirts of Hope, British Columbia, east of Vancouver.
Two motel employees say they found Jenkins hanging by his belt from a coat rack.
Prosecutors in Orange County had issued an arrest warrant for Jenkins in Fiore's death.
The 28-year-old's teeth and fingers had been removed, in a possible attempt to impede identification of her body, said Farrah Emami, spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
Fiore's body was so mutilated, she could only be identified through a serial number on her breast implants, Emami said.
Her teeth and fingers have not been found.
Fiore's mother, Lisa Lepore, later appeared on NBC's "Today" show, saying that she had a mixed reaction to Jenkins' death.
"It brings some closure to what's been going on," said Lepore, who lives in Maui, Hawaii. "We don't have to worry about looking for him anymore or being worried that he is a threat to any other women or men."
She added: "We still have a long process of closure."
Fiore's ex-boyfriend, Robert Hasman, was also on the show and said he was "happy" that Jenkins killed himself.
Jenkins' family and friends had said they were shocked by the allegations against him.
His mother, who lives in Vancouver, refused to accept he killed Fiore. Nada Jenkins said in a phone interview with the Associated Press -- shortly after her son was found dead -- that she was sure the evidence would eventually prove her son's innocence.
Jenkins had a documented history of violence against women.
Court records show that he was charged in June in Clark County, Nev., with a misdemeanor count of "battery constituting domestic violence" for hitting Fiore in the arm and was expected to go on trial in December.
He was sentenced to 15 months probation and ordered to attend outpatient treatment for anger management and sexual addiction.
Jenkins, the wealthy son of a prominent Calgary architect, moved to Los Angeles earlier this year to pursue an acting career. He found some success on "Megan Wants a Millionaire," a reality show where wealthy bachelors woo a materialistic blonde.
He also completed filming for "I Love Money 3," but VH1 canceled the show before it aired because of the murder.
According to Fiore's mother, Jenkins met Fiore at a club in Las Vegas after getting booted from Megan Wants a Millionaire and the two married a few days later.
Lepore said her daughter had the marriage annulled in May.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times