Blood Splatters Reveal Fight in Model's Car

Cops say jealousy triggered violent struggle in Mercedes
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2009 2:14 AM CDT
Police services officer Lorie Nasman takes off a display board showing photos of Jasmine Fiore and her ex-husband Ryan Alexander Jenkins in Buena Park , Calif., yesterday.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Blood splatters inside Jasmine Fiore's Mercedes show evidence of a "struggle between two people," but police aren't sure whether the model was killed in her car, TMZ reports. After finding the car in a Hollywood Trader Joe's parking lot, cops yesterday called Fiore's murder a "domestic violence situation" that turned murderous because of jealousy, E! Online reports.

The car helped piece together a timeline of Fiore's murder and killer Ryan Jenkins' flight to Canada, but plenty of questions remain. Police don't know where Fiore was—and whether she was alive—when Jenkins was seen checking out of a hotel last week. They're confident, though, that Jenkins killed Fiore on his own, though had help when he escaped across the Canadian border.