• Aug 23, 2009



As has been extensively reported, VH1 "Megan Wants a Millionaire" reality show contestant Ryan Jenkins has been charged with murdering his wife, Jasmine Fiore. As the news story spread, celebrity gossip site TMZ reported that Jasmine Fiore's "2007 white Mercedes, with very large black rims (24") and a black roof" could contain crucial clues to the case. (Note: TMZ is also owned by Autoblog's parent, AOL. Trust us: there's no editorial affiliation.)

To illustrate the car, TMZ didn't use a picture of Fiore's Mercedes, however. The ever-careful gossip mongers instead used a picture of tuner R.J. DeVera's Brabus CLS, shod with his own RO-JA wheels. Then KABC-TV Los Angeles ran with the story as well -- apparently without fact-checking TMZ's photo source. The network ran a photo of R.J.'s CLS as well -- the same car you can see on R.J.'s Facebook and MySpace pages. GT Channel's Taro Koki saw what happened and documented it all, including screenshots of both TMZ's original post and from the KABC Eyewitness News broadcast that subsequently reused the photo of DeVera's car.

Meanwhile, Ryan Jenkins is still a murder suspect, still on the run, and the object of a manhunt in Canada. Until Jenkins is apprehended, it looks as if DeVera's going to have a hard time going anywhere in his Mercedes, since driving the car that's been plastered all over the news related to a murder case is no way to spend a couple of weeks in August...

[Source: GT Channel]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      well there goes the resale value
      • 5 Years Ago
      If only she and all the people like her just disappeared into obscurity now with her death it's going to be all over the news for months.
      • 5 Years Ago
      He committed suicide... Apparently...

      http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=8396125
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      Apparently... the other posts have been deleted... even my initial one

      Yeah I knew her. Friends of mine in the business were closer with her but she was always nice and sweet when I saw her.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Plus that is one uber-dorky looking car.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      What's wrong with you people? Do you have no respect for the dead?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've never heard of any of these people.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Rj's model banging days are now officially "dead"...oh wait, i meant "over."
      • 5 Years Ago
      I smell a lawsuit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you call her 'sweet' is it fair to assume you knew her? Also,sad when anyone dies,moreso when it is horrific circumstances.With that said, I haven't read the 'skank' post you're referring to, however, whether you knew her or not, you must realize that there are some very naughty,(absolutely every nook & cranny) pics of her online at various porn/hook-up sites under more one of her many aliases? Some totally find that (very public) behaviour as 'skanky'.Of course,others, feed on it, the ones who frequent the sites,usually at a cost. Pleasedon't say they aren't her,the clearly are & some are 1st posted over 2 yrs ago. Everyone has a right to their opinion, even of what they consider 'skank'. Especially when one intentionally behaves in a way they know others see as such. She sure didn't deserve her fate,but please, she lived a certain lifestyle,by her own choice, one many have strong opinions & moral convictions about. Anyone can be sweet & skank at the same time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      anyone notice how creepy these 2 names can be and how much further u can go with this? ryan jenkins, they're looking for his wife's mercedes, R.J. has a mercedes and tmz used it to show what the car could look like, kabc followed. ryan jenkins, initials are R.J.? hmmm, maybe one and the same person? wow, conspiracy theorists, where are you, help me take this further...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Letter to TMZ from VH1,

      OMG, TMZ!!1!

      KTHXBAI,
      VH1
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks to whoever voted me up on that. That is without a doubt the single most retarded thing I have ever typed. Do not worry, I have doubts something of this nature will ever escape the combination of fingertips hitting keys ever again.
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