Ryan Jenkins, a Megan Wants A Millionaire contestant wanted for the murder of his former playboy wife in California has been found dead in a motel near Vancouver, Canadian police said on Sunday.

Ryan Jenkins, a Canadian who committed suicide while hiding at the motel in Hope, British Columbia, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Local media said Jenkins hung himself after a manhunt in Canada, but Canadian police refused to confirm details of his death after finding the body of Ryan Jenkins.

Jenkins, 32, who starred in US reality TV show Megan Wants A Millionaire, had been facing charges over the murder of his ex-wife Jasmine Fiore, whose body was found in a trash container in the Southern California town of Buena Park.

Police said Fiore's fingers and teeth had been removed to make it harder to identify her body, but investigators were able to determine who she was by using the serial number on her breast implants.

Jenkins had wed Fiore, 28, in Las Vegas this year, but the marriage was reported annulled, according to media reports.

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Model Jasmine Fiore (R) is shown with reality TV star Ryan Alexander Jenkins in this undated image released by celebrity website TMZ.com. REUTERS/Courtesy TMZ/Handout
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Model Jasmine Fiore (L) is shown with reality TV star Ryan Alexander Jenkins in the pool at a hotel in Las Vegas in this image taken August 3, 2009 and released by celebrity website TMZ.com. REUTERS/Courtesy TMZ/Handout