Denial can definitely help one come with a tragic situation. Ryan Jenkins family is still insisting he is innocent of murdering Jasmine Fiore. That he was basically scared shitless and was going to hide out until August 24th and turn himself in. Unfortunately, his conscience got the best of him and he decided to take his own life.

Jenkins’ aunt and two of his closest friends, Dan and Eric, appeared on The Early Show.

Asked to describe her nephew, Linda Jenkins said, “First, let me just say that this past while has been a surreal existence for our entire family and that none of the events fits the Ryan that we knew and dearly loved. We are so devastated, and it’s impossible for me to give you full details on 32 years of Ryan’s life. He was a cherished member of our family, brought such joy and such happiness, and his witty humor and intelligence was just so outstanding. We’re just traumatized that this has happened to our family.”

Asked how surprised she and the family was when they heard these brutal charges, “We were immensely shocked. As a matter of fact, we live in waves of disbelief. It’s a nightmare for all of us. It’s just something we simply cannot accept knowing the Ryan that we all grew up with. And everything that was a part of his life.”

Linda Jenkins pointed out that she is convinced Ryan was not on the run from authorities. “I just found this news out, or had it confirmed, I should say. He was not actually on the run. And it’s important that people know that the whole time he was in contact with police. He gave them his license number. He told them where he was going. He okayed it. They said it was fine for him to do this. So he was not on the run. He was in touch with lawyers, and there was nothing unspoken about it.”

Thoughts and prayers go out to both families.

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