Body recovery in the Spenceville Wildlife area on March 27, 2018. Photo: YubaNet

March 28, 2018 – At 8AM this morning, the remains in this case were autopsied at the Placer County Morgue. During autopsy the decedent was positively identified through tattoos as Adea Shabani, 25 YOA, from Los Angeles.

The manner of death in this case has been determined to be homicide; however, the cause of death is still under investigation.

It appears Ms. Shabani sustained blunt force trauma to her head but final determination of cause is dependent upon toxicology and tissue analysis. No other major trauma was observed on Ms. Shabani’s person.