By EW Staff
Updated August 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Ryan Jenkins, a contestant on VH1 reality series Megan Wants a Millionaire and subject of a manhunt as a suspect in the death of his ex-wife, Jasmine Fiore, was found dead in a motel room in British Columbia, Canadian law enforcement officials announced on Sunday, CNN reports. The N.Y. Times, among other media outlets, are characterizing it as an “apparent suicide,” citing Canadian police. Jenkins had faced first-degree murder charges in California. His whereabouts were unknown for a week after Fiore’s body was discovered last Saturday near Los Angeles. Canadian police were unable to say how long Jenkins’ body was at the motel before its discovery, according to an Associated Press report.