updated 8/26/2009 7:32:01 PM ET 2009-08-26T23:32:01

Police have found a car in West Hollywood that matches the description of a vehicle belonging to an ex-model who police suspect was killed by a former reality show contestant.

Buena Park police Sgt. Bill Kohanek said Wednesday that authorities received a tip that the white Mercedes-Benz had been sitting in a parking lot for several days.

Los Angeles County deputies guarded the car before it was loaded onto a tow truck.

Ex-model Jasmine Fiore's nude body was found in a trash bin on Aug. 15.

Ryan Jenkins, a wealthy reality TV contestant wanted in her murder, was found hanging from a clothes rack in a hotel room in his native Canada on Sunday.

Police have said Fiore may have been killed in her car.

PT Cruiser found in Canada
In Canada on Wednesday, a silver PT Cruiser matching the description of the vehicle seen dropping off Jenkins at a motel was seen parked at his half-sister's condominium in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Norm Massie declined to say Wednesday whether Alena Jenkins is the mystery woman who checked Jenkins into a motel in Hope, British Columbia, three days before he was found dead in his room Sunday of an apparent suicide.

A message left with a woman answering Alena Jenkins' phones was not immediately returned. The woman said Jenkins' half-sister was away arranging funeral details.

Police say they have identified the woman who helped Jenkins check into the motel, but have not released her identity. Police have said the two had a history together and they were investigating whether she would face charges. She is not in custody.

Massie said police would need proof the woman knew Ryan was wanted before they could file charges.

Car seen at motel
Jenkins, a contestant on VH1's "Megan Wants a Millionaire," is accused of killing Fiore, whose body was so badly mutilated when found in a trash bin outside Los Angeles that it had to be identified by the serial numbers on her breast implants. He evaded an international manhunt for days as he crossed from the United States into his native Canada.

Kevin Walker, who manages the Thunderbird Motel in Hope where Jenkins died, said Jenkins and a young woman arrived Thursday in a Chrysler PT Cruiser with tinted windows and a license plate from Alberta, Jenkins' home province. Jenkins stayed in the car, Walker said.

Walker said he never saw the woman or the car again, and another tenant said the woman left about 20 minutes after check-in.

The PT Cruiser parked in Alena Jenkins' parking lot has an Alberta license plate.

"We're not going to confirm or deny anyone involved in the investigation," Massie said. "Our investigation is on two fronts, first we want to find the circumstances around the incident at the motel in Hope and, as importantly, we have yet to determine how Ryan entered Canada from the U.S. and if any one assisted him doing so."

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