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Remains found in California believed to have gone Hollywood-model-actress

Human remains were recovered from a shallow grave in California on Tuesday, presumably that of Adea Shabani, an aspiring model-actress who has been lost in the last month.

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Human remains were recovered from a shallow grave in California on Tuesday, presumably that of Adea Shabani, an aspiring model-actress who has been lost in the last month.

Shabani, 25, last seen in Hollywood on Feb. 23, but the Los Angeles Police department said at a press conference Tuesday that the human remains, believed to be the missing woman, were found in the Spenceville wildlife area in Nevada County, almost 60 miles north of Sacramento.

BREAKING: Sources confirm that Adea Shabani left with her boyfriend Chris Spotz, also an actor, on what she thought was a weekend away. Spotz would later tell police they fought and he left her in Santa Clarita, which sources say, is not true. @foxla pic.twitter.com/lGtnIp8DY6

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Officials said that while they believed that the remains belonged to the missing woman, a definitive identification would not be available until an autopsy, scheduled for Wednesday morning, is carried out.

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Authorities added that they believe that Christopher Spotz, a 33-year-old man, believed to Shabani’s friend, who fatally shot himself during a police chase on Thursday was involved in her death, but could not elaborate. He was considered a person of interest in Shabani’s disappearance before his death.

Authorities added that they believe that Christopher Spotz, a 33-year-old man, believed to Shabani’s friend, who fatally shot himself during a police chase on Thursday was involved in her death.

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The researchers were led to the area in their quest to Shabani and “discovered what they believed to be a shallow grave” in the bank of the Dry Creek around 8 pm, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.

A native of Macedonia, Shabani moved to the U.S. less than two years ago to pursue a career. They had been living in Los Angeles when she was last seen.

Detectives investigate the case of a murder.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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