- Jan 18, 2018
Human remains recovered by authorities in California this week were confirmed on Wednesday to be those of missing model-actress Adea Shabani. Shabani, 25, was last seen in Hollywood on Feb. 23. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday the investigators found human remains in a shallow grave in a bank of the Spenceville Wildlife Area around 8 a.m.
Sheriff's officials said Wednesday an autopsy positively identified the remains were Shabani. She suffered "blunt force trauma to her head," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook.
A final cause of death has not yet been determined pending toxicology results, however Shabani's death has been ruled a homicide. The Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday that Christopher Spotz, a 33-year-old man believed to be Shabani's boyfriend, was involved in her death, but could not elaborate. Considered a person of interest in Shabani's disappearance, Spotz fatally shot himself after leading officers on a police chase in a stolen truck Thursday. The two reportedly met in acting school.