The search continues for 25-year-old aspiring model Adea Shabani, who has been missing since February 23.
Shabani was born and raised in Macedonia. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor and model. Friends say the 25-year-old arrived from Macedonia two months before disappearing. Other reports say she lived in the area for about two years. Neighbor Krysi Newman tells CBS News it has been difficult to walk by the many flyers of Shabani lining Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood. “It’s just very haunting and sad because she just had great energy,” Newman said.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Office reports that the young woman was last contacted on February 23 at 11 am. She has blonde hair, blue eyes, and is 5’5″. She weighs approximately 130 pounds.
News Updates As of Thursday
According to CBS News, a police pursuit last Thursday may be related to Shabani’s disappearance. The pursuit ended with the suspect shooting and killing himself. According to CBS News, the deceased may have been Shabani’s boyfriend.
On Friday, Fox 11 LA wrote, “Police can confirm that family and friends believe an aspiring 25-year-old actress is dead.” According to the outlet, the alleged boyfriend was an actor, too.
“Police believe the boyfriend killed her somewhere between Hollywood and Sacramento, and that someone knows something about this case and are hoping that person comes forward,” writes Fox.
Private investigator Jayden Brant tells CBS Los Angeles, “Unfortunately. I can’t confirm any details regarding that at this time. This remains an active investigation.” At this point, the LAPD says the case is still being treated as a missing person’s case.
Shabani Posted a Pic with Kanye West in 2012
Based on her Facebook photos, Shabani seemed to live an exciting and active lifestyle. In 2012, she uploaded a picture that shows her posing with Kanye West. The pic was tagged in Las Vegas.
Facebook shows that she studied Business Administration at the American University of Paris.
Shabani last updated her Facebook profile picture on July 14, 2017. She captioned the photo, “All you need for a movie is a girl and a gun.”
Those with any information related to Shabani’s whereabouts are being asked to reach out to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800.