L.A. case leads to 'shallow grave' near Camp Far West lake

By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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UPDATE: 3 P.M. March 27: Remains of woman found in shallow grave

An autopsy Wednesday is expected to provide authorities with more information on the identity of a woman whose remains were unearthed today in a shallow grave north of Camp Far West Reservoir.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said that Los Angeles Police Department detectives, who are investigating the disappearance of 25-year-old actress Adea Shabani, were led to the location in Spenceville Wildlife Area and discovered the shallow grave.

Shabani is described in Los Angeles media reports as an aspiring actress and model. Her IMDB page shows Shabani appearing in the 2017 short "All Or Nothing." 


ORIGINAL STORY: What is believed to be a shallow grave has been discovered in a wildlife area north of Camp Far West Reservoir.

On Monday, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department who were actively working a missing persons case in the local area. 

Sheriff's Office Lt. Rob Bringolf said today that through their investigation, Los Angeles detectives were led to the bank of Dry Creek, which runs through the Spenceville Wildlife Area. A search of that area uncovered what is believed to be a shallow grave, he said. 

Nevada County and Los Angeles detectives are teaming with anthropologists from California State University, Chico at the site today to determine if it is a grave site, and if so, whether any remains found at this site are related to the Los Angeles missing person case, Bringolf said.