"Count 1: On or about August 14, 2009, in violation of Section 187(a) of the Penal Code (MURDER), a FELONY, RYAN ALEXANDER JENKINS did unlawfully and with malice aforethought kill JASMINE FIORE, a human being."
TMZ covered the police press conference where some grisly facts were revealed. Apparently, the victim's teeth and fingers were removed. The police also think he made it to Canada, and might be running to daddy in Honduras.
Jenkins' dad, Dan -- an architect -- helped develop a resort on the island of Roatan. He's credited as the "developer, president and architect" of the project. A rep from SOSA Airline in Honduras tells us Dan owns a 19-seat private jet.
You know who wouldn't let him get away?
Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Remember, he went to Mexico and got convicted rapist Andrew Luster, and brought him back to the US when no one in the US or Mexican government could or would do anything about it.
Turn Dog loose, and let the cameras follow him.
Dog the Bounty Hunter isn't exactly my favorite person in the world, but do you really think he'd let Ryan get away?
Oh, and by the way- how did Ryan Jenkins, who'd been convicted of assaulting a girlfriend back in 2005- get past the production company's vetting process? TMZ (again!) has their statement:
51Minds was not aware of Ryan Jenkins' record when it cast him on "Megan Wants a Millionaire." Obviously, if the company had been given a full picture of his background, he would never have been allowed on the show.
The company did have in place what it thought was a thorough vetting process that involved complete background checks by an outside company for all contestants on its shows. Clearly, the process did not work properly in this case.
Clearly, the process did not work properly in this case is the reality show understatement of the year. Do you think, 51Minds? Really?
And they're now saying that some other, outside company, did their background checks for them! Obviously, if this other company had done it's job, we wouldn't have let this guy on our show- and we're just as shocked- shocked, I tell you!- as anyone that this happened! To be honest, we didn't even know who he was until someone at TMZ asked us for a statement.
That is at best stupid and at worst negligent. Really, if you're a production company that doing show after show in which you keep recycling the same "real people," don't you check them out yourself? They apparently did two shows with this guy.
I could understand if maybe you do only show with him. Maybe he only lasts an episode, like say Donald the movie producer. But seriously, you don't bother to check out a guy that gets recast in another of your shows?
This is a guy you sent to Mexico to live in a house with maybe twenty other reality show contestants, and you don't go to the outside company that's doing your background checks and ask, So, can we take a look at his file?... Now, are you sure you got everything on him? Did you get all his criminal history?
Oh, you asked him about it, and he said he didn't have a criminal history? Well, did you check that for yourself?
Oh, you don't think he was lying about that, because he's got an honest face?
51Minds' statement is even more slippery than VH1's. You will of course remember that VH1, in their statement, pushed the blame to 51Minds.
Soon enough, the company that did background checks for 51Minds will be releasing a statement.
We, the company that did background checks for 51Minds, outsourced our background checking services to an outside temp agency. We believed the temps were doing a thorough job of vetting the show's contestants, but obviously there was a breakdown. Our hearts go out to the victim and her family.
And then where will the blame be shifted?
Dog the Bounty Hunter pic source.