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Autopsy Confirms Body Found In Northern California Is That Of Missing Hollywood Actress

Shabani sustained blunt force trauma to her head


March 26, 2018


Adea Shabani

The remains officials found in a shallow grave in Northern California have been positively identified as belonging to missing Hollywood actress Adea Shabani, the Nevada County Sheriff's office said in a statement on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old actress was identified through tattoos during an autopsy, said Lt. Rob Bringolf with the Nevada County Sheriff's Office in the statement.

Officials are investigating the case as a homicide, but would not give any details about the exact cause of death. "Shabani sustained blunt force trauma to her head, but final determination of cause is dependent upon toxicology and tissue analysis," the statement read. No other trauma was found on her body.

Shabani, who was reported missing on February 25, had been studying acting in Los Angeles.

The LAPD said that 33-year-old Christopher Spotz was a person of interest in her death.

Spotz fatally shot himself last week after a lengthy police chase, multiple media outlets reported.


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