Body identified as LA swimsuit model, Alberta man sought

BUENA PARK, Calif. — A body found stuffed in a suitcase and thrown in a trash bin has been identified as that of a 28-year-old former swimsuit model and Los Angeles police are looking for an Alberta man who reported her missing.

This undated photo released by the Buena Park Police Department shows Ryan Alexander Jenkins

BUENA PARK, Calif. — A body found stuffed in a suitcase and thrown in a trash bin has been identified as that of a 28-year-old former swimsuit model and Los Angeles police are looking for an Alberta man who reported her missing.

Police said Tuesday that Jasmine Fiore had been strangled.

Lieut. Gary Worrall says police want to speak with Ryan Alexander Jenkins who reported her missing Saturday night after he reportedly took her to a poker party in San Diego the night before.

The website TMZ.com says Jenkins, 32, is from Calgary and was among the final contestants on the reality TV show “Megan Wants a Millionaire,” which airs on VH1.

The celebrity website quotes Jenkins’ publicist as saying “Ryan is currently speaking to his attorney and will fully co-operate with the police in this matter.”

Los Angeles police investigators realized Monday evening that the description of the body found Saturday morning in Buena Park matched the description of Fiore given by her mother.

Fiore had recently moved to Los Angeles from Las Vegas and had appeared in an ad for Howard Stern’s radio show.

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