09/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jasmine Fiore's Tomboy Childhood, Green Card Marriage

She was known for her looks and various modeling gigs, but to close friends and family Jasmine Fiore was a small town girl with a love for nature and animals, a strong work ethic and a warm personality.

The bikini model's dreams of stepping away from the spotlight and working in real estate and as a personal trainer ended abruptly after her mutilated body was found stuffed in a suitcase in a trash bin in Buena Park, Calif., on Aug. 15. Her husband, Ryan Jenkins, was charged with her murder on Aug. 20 and killed himself days later while police mounted an international manhunt.

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