Naya Rivera Dead: Body Found in Lake Piru, Sheriff’s Report

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Getty Ventura County Sheriff's Office announced a body has been found in Lake Piru, where actress Naya Rivera went missing.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office tweeted an update concerning the search for Naya Rivera on Monday morning. They said a “body has been found at Lake Piru” and “the recovery is in process.”

Police sources confirmed to TMZ that the body found was Rivera. Confirmation of her death comes on July 13, which is also the 7th anniversary of another former Glee star’s death, the late Cory Monteith.

This VCSO update comes six days after the Glee actress, 33, was first reported missing and presumed dead on July 8, after her son, Josie, 4, was found asleep on their rented pontoon boat in Lake Piru, California. Rivera’s vehicle, a black Mercedes G Wagon, was found in the parking lot with her purse inside. A press conference concerning the body found on Monday will be held at Lake Piru at 2 p.m. local time, the VCSO shared on Twitter.

Rivera had her one child, son Josey Hollis Dorsey, with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey. The couple divorced in 2016 after two years of marriage. They shared joint legal and physical custody of their son.

On July 8, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a report of the toddler alone on a boat around 4:48 p.m. local time, NBC Los Angeles reported. Officers on the scene found Josey, who, according to TMZ, is unharmed and now with family members.


Rivera’s Lifejacket Was Found on the Boat & Her Son Told Deputies That ‘Mom Jumped in the Water but Did Not Come Back Up’

Naya Rivera and son Josey Dorsey

GettyNaya Rivera and Josey Hollis attend the premiere of ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ on February 2, 2019.

The Devious Maids actress’ lifejacket was found on the boat, according to TMZ. Her son told deputies that “his mom had jumped in the water… but did not come back up.”

Reporter Rebecca Lewis tweeted at 10:38 p.m. local time on July 8, “Authorities have suspended their search for the night at Lake Piru in Ventura County and plan to resume on Thursday.”

On Thursday, July 9, the VCSO reported more than 80 people were involved in the search for Rivera. Authorities said it typically takes seven to 10 days for a body to rise to the surface. The Los Angeles Times reported that numerous people have gone missing on Lake Piru over the years. Between 1994 and 2000, the Times reported seven people drowned in the body of water where Rivera went missing.


The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Expanded Their Search to Include Nearby Cabins

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On July 12, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that they had expanded the search for Rivera to include the surrounding area of Lake Piru. They tweeted, “In today’s search for Naya Rivera, cabins and outbuildings in the surrounding area will be checked once again, as well as the shoreline. This has been part of the ongoing search effort since her disappearance on Wednesday afternoon. Boat crews continue to scan the lake.”


Rivera’s Loved Ones Have Been Distraught While Waiting for Updates & Praying for a Miracle That She’d Be Found Alive


Rivera’s family, friends and fans have been distraught while waiting for an update on Rivera’s disappearance, praying for a miracle that she would be found alive. The actress’ loved ones had been reeling as divers worked to locate Rivera’s body.

“Nobody has heard anything,” a source close to Rivera told People on Thursday. “Everybody is in a wait-and-see pattern and trying to figure out exactly what happened.”

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