A family has hired a detective to hunt for their daughter, an aspiring actress who vanished from her Hollywood apartment on Feb. 23.
Adea Shabani moved to Los Angeles around two years ago before disappearing from her home.
She left Macedonia to pursue her dreams of stardom.
Her childhood friend Emma Joe told ABC7 that something is definitely wrong.
“There’s got to be something that is behind this. We were trying to find her. There is nothing. We were posting flyers,” Joe said.
The disappearance has left family members scrambling, with Shabani’s mother flying in from Macedonia and hiring a private investigator.
Sharing for @LAPDHQ. Missing Person Adea Shabani. F/W 25 yrs old, 5’5”, 130 lbs, blonde hair, blue eyes. Believed to have been in Santa Clarita Feb. 23. Have info call LAPD M/P Unit 212-996-1800; afterhours 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or LACrimestoppers 1-800-222-8477. Refer #18-0607081 pic.twitter.com/Dzr8z87EHq
— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) March 1, 2018
“I don’t know, I don’t know what to think,” said Michelle Ljungcrandz, reported KTLA. “I just want to find her.”
Friends said it’s not like Shabani to ignore text messages and calls.
They also said that she’s often on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media websites.
“We tried calling her, messaging her, emailing her, Facebooking her, Instagramming her—every way, nothing,” said Antonio Esocvar, a friend.
Loved ones said that the last message Shabani sent referred to red candles but seemed to contain no leads.
Friends said that they believe she is being held against her will.
“Treat it as if it were your own family member, some of your own friends because believe me if you met this girl, if you knew this girl, she would be a great friend to everybody that knows her,” said Lisjen Jovanovski, another friend.
According to IMDB, Shabani has one film credit to her name so far.
She was in a short, “All or Nothing,” last year.
The aspiring actress is described as 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighing around 130 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800.