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Ventura County Sheriff's Office confirms Naya Rivera body found at Lake Piru

Search of California lake resumes for missing 'Glee' star
Posted at 9:49 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 17:09:09-04

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a press conference Monday afternoon that 33-year-old actress Naya Rivera is dead after her body was recovered in Lake Piru.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced on twitter that the unidentified body was found at Lake Piru Monday morning. Officials said based on the location where the body was found, the physical description of the body, as well as the clothes, officials were able to confirm it was indeed Rivera.

Rivera was last seen in a boat on Wednesday. Based on where the boat was found Wednesday, officials believe it may have drifted from the north side of the lake.

According to VCSO, deputies were called to the lake when Rivera's 4-year-old son was found floating adrift in the boat.

The child reportedly told deputies that he had been swimming with his mother, but she never returned to the boat.