Sources are reporting that Ventura County officials have recovered the body of Naya Rivera in Lake Piru.
Happening now: A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning. The recovery is in progress. A news conference will take place at 2 pm at the lake.
— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) July 13, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A body was found Monday at a Southern California lake during the search for “Glee” star Naya Rivera, authorities said.
The body was discovered five days after the 33-year-old Rivera disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son was found July 8 alone a few hours later on a boat the two had rented, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said.
Authorities would not immediately say if the person found was Rivera, but said the day after she disappeared that they believed she drowned in the lake northwest of Los Angeles. A 2 p.m. press conference was scheduled.
The lake an hour’s drive from Los Angeles was searched by dozens of divers working in waters with little visibility, with help above from helicopters, drones and all-terrain vehicles.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that “Glee” star Naya Rivera went missing on Wednesday in Lake Piru. According to local media, officials said they responded to a report of a child alone on a boat and found Rivera’s 4-year-old son.
Seven years to the day since Cory Monteith passed away, a body has been found in the search for his former costar Naya Rivera.
— Kieran Harm (@KieranHarm) July 13, 2020
BREAKING: Sheriff’s official says body found during search for missing “Glee” star Naya Rivera at Southern California lake. https://t.co/5EWwmWnnp1
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 13, 2020