The swimsuit model's former husband, U.S. reality TV contestant Ryan Jenkins, has been charged with her murder and an arrest warrant is out on him as he continues to evade police capture in his native Canada. An international manhunt is underway.
Reports suggest Jenkins strangled his ex, before putting her in a suitcase and dumping her in a Buena Park, California trash bin.
But it has now emerged there's more to the killing than first reported.
In a statement released on Thursday (20Aug09), prosecutors explained police officers were stunned when they first found Fiore's remains: "The officers found a large bloodstained gray suitcase containing the body of a Caucasian female. The victim had been badly beaten, all of her fingers had been cut off, and all of her teeth had been forcibly removed.
The latest report from prosecutors has further upset Fiore's grieving family and her ex-boyfriend Robert Hasman, who tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "He (Jenkins) is an animal.
Jenkins, a contestant on the VH1 reality show Megan Wants a Millionaire, pleaded guilty to assaulting a girlfriend in 2006 and was sentenced to 15 months’ probation and 80 hours of community service. He also had to undergo domestic violence and sex addiction counselling.
He wed Fiore in March (09), but the couple split after Jenkins allegedly struck the model at a hotel in Las Vegas.
In June (09), he was charged with battery constituting domestic violence. The pair's marriage was annulled earlier this summer (09).