Human Remains Found in California May Be Linked to Missing Actress

Police believe body found in shallow California grave is missing actress Adea Shabani

Police believe body found in shallow California grave is missing actress Adea Shabani

While Shabani has not yet been found, a man authorities identified as her boyfriend fatally shot himself in California Thursday night in a stand-off with police - and authorities believe the vehicle he was driving may contain clues to Shabani's disappearance.

Last week, Shabani's alleged boyfriend, Christopher Spotz, shot and killed himself after leading police on a stolen auto chase.

Speaking in a press conference on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Angeles Police Department said: 'At this point in time, we believe that those remains are the body of Miss.

Adea Shabani, 25, was last seen February 23, 2018, on Wilcox Avenue between Hollywood Boulevard and Franklin Avenue in Hollywood.

Los Angeles police found what's believed to be her body on Monday some 430 miles away in a shallow grave by a creek in the Spenceville Wildlife Area.

"We can not say that conclusively at this point in time because the condition of the remains prohibited positive identification", he said.

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LAPD only confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the search was related to Shabani's disappearance. They even traveled to his father's home in Northern California to gather more information.

Through an attorney, Spotz told detectives that he and Shabani left Los Angeles on February 23 on a road trip to Spotz's father's house in northern California. She was a student at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Hollywood and was set to graduate in September, said Jayden Brant, a private investigator hired by her family.

Police believe Shabani was the victim of a homicide, they said Tuesday.

An autopsy determined that Adea Shabani suffered blunt force trauma and the death was determined to be a homicide, the Nevada County Sheriff's Office said. Shabani was reported missing two days later, and Spotz eventually told police the pair had gotten into a fight during the trip, and he claimed he dropped her off in the Santa Clarita area and never saw her again. The striking blue-eyed blonde's Facebook profile says she studied business administration at American University of Paris after leaving her home country.

Police then chose to placed a want on Spotz's vehicle - a 2015 Toyota Tacoma truck - in order to conduct further investigations.

San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies spotted it on March 22, near the 10 and 15 freeways. The chase ended at the Green River Road exit off of the 91 freeway in Riverside County where he then committed suicide in his pickup truck.

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