A county sheriff's office in Washington state said Thursday that a former reality television contestant wanted for questioning in the death of his ex-wife has apparently escaped into Canada.
Ryan Alexander Jenkins, 32, was a contestant on the VH1 reality TV show "Megan Wants a Millionaire." Police said Wednesday that they want to question him as a "person of interest" in the death of Jasmine Fiore, 28, a former model whose nude body was found over the weekend stuffed into a suitcase in a Buena Park, Calif., trash bin.
The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office in northwest Washington said deputies received word Wednesday that Jenkins, who is Canadian, could be in the county. They found his car and an empty boat trailer at a marina in Blaine , The Associated Press reports.
Authorities believe Jenkins has fled to Canada. That country will not extradite someone charged with a death penalty offense in the United States. Of course, if Jenkins is charged with a non-capital crime, he could be extradited , TMZ.com reports.
Police say that Jasmine was strangled, stuffed inside a suitcase and tossed into a trash bin. Her body was found in Orange County, CA last Saturday.
Jenkins, a 32-year-old Canadian, first reported Jasmine missing to police. He then disappeared , Radar Online reports.