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Remains found in shallow grave thought to belong to missing model

Remains found in shallow grave thought to belong to missing model

Los Angeles police have said they believe a body that was found decomposing in a shallow grave in northern California might belong to actress Adea Shabani who disappeared from Los Angeles last month.

She came from Macedonia and had been in Los Angeles less than two years, according to her friends. Los Angeles Police Department detectives were "led to the location through their investigation" of Shabani's disappearance, the sheriff's office said.

Police have confirmed that they believe it is a "homicide" and are waiting for the conclusion of the autopsy, which will be carried out on Wednesday.

"We can not say that conclusively at this point in time because the condition of the remains prohibited positive identification", he said. "Adea Shabani. We can not say that conclusively at this point in time because the condition of the remains prohibited positive identification", said William Hayes, the commanding officer of LAPD's Robbery Homicide Division.

She was last seen leaving her Hollywood apartment with 33-year-old Chris Spotz, on February 23. MORE: Man who killed himself during Inland Empire chase was boyfriend of missing Hollywood actressEarlier in the day, investigators found a shallow grave in the Spenceville Wildlife Area. Authorities said during the press conference that two days earlier, Shabani was last seen getting into a vehicle with Spotz. Spotz fled, prompting a chase that stretched from Hesperia to Corona, where authorities say Spotz fatally shot himself along the 91 Freeway.




Spotz was an aspiring actor too. At that time, Spotz was spending time with his fiancée in Colorado. Spotz had previously told detectives that he and Shabani were driving to Northern California when they got into an argument and he dropped her off along a road in Santa Clarita, though that story did not add up.

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

Police are examining his pickup truck and a rental auto he used. They also said they believe her boyfriend, 33-year-old Christopher Spotz, was involved in her death but could not elaborate how as they continue to investigate.

A final cause of death has not yet been determined pending toxicology results, however Shabani's death has been ruled a homicide.

"At this point in time, we believe that those remains are the body of Miss".