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Grim Reality: Jasmine Fiore and Ryan Jenkins

Still The Happy Couple

Jasmine Fiore and Ryan Jenkins
Jasmine Fiore and Ryan Jenkins

Yet a video posted by Jenkins on his MySpace page on August 9 shows a couple who appears to be enjoying nothing less than newlywed bliss — a bikini-clad Fiore performs a sexy dance, drink in hand, and Jenkins says dreamily from behind the camera, "Damn, I love my life. And I love my wife."

On August 13, Jenkins and Fiore, looking "perfectly happy," according to the hotel manager, checked in to the L'Auberge Resort and Spa in Del Mar, Calif. That evening, they attended a charity event for the Carma Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping the women and children of Haiti. After the event, the couple was seen getting into Fiore's white Mercedes around 2:30 a.m., after attending a party at the Ivy Hotel's Rooftop Bar. Jenkins was seen entering the L'Auberge hotel alone at around 4:30 a.m. At approximately 9:20 a.m., Jenkins checked out of the L'Auberge, also alone.

The dumpster (l) where Fiore's body was found.
The dumpster (l) where Fiore's body
was found.

The next day, August 15, Jenkins reported Fiore missing. Around 7 a.m. that same morning, a 911 call came in from a man in Buena Park who reported discovering "the body of a child" — an understandable mistake considering Jasmine's petite frame — inside a suitcase in a dumpster.


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