Mother of murdered model speaks out

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After the suspected model murderer is found dead, the mother of the slain Jasmine Foire speaks out.

Lisa Lepore spoke on NBC's "Today" show Monday morning stating that their family has "some closure" over the death of their 28 year old daughter, Foire.

Officials from the Orange County District Attorney's Office believe Fiore was last seen with ex-husband and reality showcontestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins, 32, on Aug. 13 checking into the L'AubergeDel Mar Motel.

Fiore, who had been on a trip to San Diego for a poker tournament withJenkins, a native of Calgary, Alberta, was found stuffed in her suitcase in aBuena Park trash bin a week ago today about 7 a.m. She was fingerless and hadher teeth removed, an apparent attempt to thwart her identification.

Orange County coroner's investigators used serial numbers on Fiore'sbreast implants to confirm her identity. Police believe she was killed justhours before her nude body was discovered by a man looking for recyclables.

Jenkins reported Fiore missing Saturday, August 15th -- before the bodyhad been identified -- then disappeared. He told police she left theirpenthouse apartment in Fairfax Village in the 800 block of Edinburgh Avenueabout 8:30 p.m. the night before, police said.

A boat belonging to Jenkins apparently was found in Point Roberts,Wash., which is just south of Canadian border and Vancouver, British Columbia.

According to authorities, Jenkins' body was discovered in a Vancouver hotel with signs of suicide.

Jenkins had been contestant on ``Megan Wants a Millionaire,'' a VH1 showin which a woman competes for wealthy young men. The son of well-knownarchitect Daniel Jenkins, billed himself as an investment banker, but isreportedly a real estate developer in Calgary.

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