This is horrible. Last week’s brutal murder of swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore made headlines, as her alleged killer is reality TV star Ryan Jenkins. We heard it was brutal, but we didn’t hear quite how inhuman it was. The California police department revealed yesterday that, in order to prevent the body from being identified, Jasmine’s fingers were severed at the second knuckle and her teeth pulled out to prevent dental records from being used. So instead, they had to identify her via the serial number of her breast implants.
Jenkins, a former contestant on VH1’s Megan Wants a Millionaire, is believed to have fled to Canada, and police are in pursuit. VH1 released this statement in connection with the events:
“Ryan Jenkins was a contestant on Megan Wants A Millionaire, an outside production, produced and owned by 51 Minds, that is licensed to VH1. The show completed production at the end of March. Given the unfortunate circumstances, VH1 has postponed any future airings. This is a tragic situation and our thoughts go out to the victim’s family.”
Jasmine’s mother, Lisa Lepore, had some fighting words in response to this horrific tragedy. “I want to hold him down and pull his teeth out,” she said. “We all do.”
Jenkins himself is the one to have reported her missing last Saturday, and though police found the body the same day in a garbage bin in LA, the body wasn’t able to be identified until three days later, and by that time, Jenkins was gone. The two were married for two months.
Something went seriously wrong. I shiver to think about what could have possibly happened to inspire such cold-blooded cruelty.