Murdered model may have spent last night in Del Mar

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Jasmine Fiore, a 28-year-old model authorities believewas killed by her ex-husband, may have spent her last night in a Del Marhotel, it was reported today.

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

Buena Park police said Jenkins checked out of the motel the followingmorning. Fiore, who was never seen alive again, was reported missing by Jenkinson Saturday about 9 p.m. to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Mike Slosser, L'Auberge's vice president and managing director, saidhotel officials do not believe Fiore was killed at the hotel, adding that therewere no reports of anything out of the ordinary regarding the couple while theywere at the hotel.

He said two Buena Park police detectives came to the property on Mondayand Wednesday and that hotel officials fully cooperated with their requests andgave them access to the couple's room.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said its homicideinvestigators are not involved in the case. San Diego police have also saidthey are not involved in the investigation.

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 last Saturday night -- 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. last Friday, police said.

Canadian police detained a man arriving in Toronto on a plane yesterdayevening, but later released him after officers determined that he was notJenkins.

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.

Jenkins was arrested in April in Las Vegas for allegedly hitting Fiore,and Canadian courts confirmed that his record includes a 2007 conviction forassaulting a girlfriend. He was given 15 month probation in the 2007 case.

It was unclear how the 2007 conviction got past VH1 screeners, but thenetwork suspended the show. Jenkins also was a participant in another VH1 showcalled "I Love Money 3'' that has yet to air.

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $25,000 reward for tips leadingto Jenkins' arrest. He was charged with murder in Orange County on Thursday.

"Mr. Jenkins is considered dangerous, possibly armed, and has thefinancial means to hide anywhere in the world,'' said Orange County DistrictAttorney Tony Rackauckas.

Anyone with more information as to Jenkins' whereabouts was urged tocall the Marshals Service at (800) 336-0102.

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

Jenkins could be driving a black BMW X5 or Fiore's white Mercedes-BenzCLS 550.

Fiore and Jenkins, who apparently married March 18 in Las Vegas, had afalling out in May, and published reports suggested she may have been planningto leave him.

Jenkins went to Mexico to do another reality show after the fight, butthe two apparently got back together when he returned.

But Fiore and her ex-boyfriend, Robert Hasman, were in Los Cabos,Mexico, together last month, according to TMZ.com.

"Ryan Jenkins is an animal. What he has done to Jasmine isunspeakable,'' Hasman said at a news conference in Buena Park Friday.

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