Body of aspiring Hollywood actress found in shallow grave

  • A body found in a shallow grave in California was identified as that of an aspiring Hollywood actress Adea Shabani
  • The aspiring actress was identified through her tattoos
  • Shabani’s boyfriend, Christopher Spotz, was suspected of killing her

Authorities have positively identified the body found in a shallow grave in Northern California as that of the aspiring Hollywood actress who has been missing since February.

According to the Daily News, Nevada County sheriff’s Lt. Rob Bringolf said the remains found in Spenceville Wildlife Area in Penn Valley, California was identified as that of Adea Shabani after an autopsy was conducted.

Lt. Bringolf said Shabani, who was 25 years old, suffered trauma to her head caused by blunt objects. A final cause of death has yet to be determined pending toxicology and tissue tests. No other major trauma was found on her body.

The model and aspiring actress was identified through her tattoos.

Adea’s case is being considered a homicide. Her actor boyfriend, Christopher Spotz, was the last person seen with her. They took a trip to Northern California in February 23 and two days later, the actress was reported missing by her friends after she failed to show up for an important acting class and stopped responding to calls or text messages.

Spotz released a statement through his lawyer that he dropped Shabani off Santa Clarita area when they had an argument and never saw her again, but police doubted the veracity of the actor’s claim and launched an operation to look for him in hopes of examining his car for possible clues.

Last Thursday, March 29, Spotz was spotted in San Bernardino County, but he fled when police tried to stop him. Spotz fatally shot himself after a brief car chase.