The search for “Glee” actress Naya Rivera has come to a tragic end on Monday morning after her body was discovered in Lake Piru, five days after she went missing while swimming with her 4-year-old son Josey.
“A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning. The recovery is in progress. There will be a news conference at 2 pm at the lake,” tweeted the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
“We are confident the body we found is that of Naya Rivera,” said Sheriff Bill Ayub.
The 33-year-old rented a boat and went swimming in Lake Piru on Wednesday with her son. At some point, the child made it back onto the boat but his mother did not. An adult life vest was located onboard and the boy was wearing his. He was spotted sleeping on the boat alone, which prompted other boaters to contact authorities.
Rivera portrayed Santana Lopez on “Glee” from 2009 to 2015. She also starred in the CBS sitcom “The Royal Family” and in the film “The Master of Disguise.”
Our condolences go out to her family and friends, and most importantly her son who witnessed this devastating incident.