Ryan Jenkins

Ryan Jenkins, the reality show contestant sought in the murder of his model ex-wife, has been found dead of an apparent suicide in a motel in British Columbia, The Associated Press reported Sunday.

Sgt. Duncan Pound of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police border integrity unit said in a press conference that police responded to a call about a dead person found in Hope, east of Vancouver. He called investigators searching for Jenkins.

Swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore's nude body was found Aug. 15 in a suitcase that had been dumped in a trash bin in Orange County, Calif. The 28-year-old had been strangled, police said. Her teeth and fingers were removed and she was identified by the serial number of her breast implants, authorities said.

Jenkins, 32, disappeared last week. He had been a contestant on the VH1 show Megan Wants a Millionaire, episodes of which have been pulled because of the killing.