Sheriff Confirms Body Found at Lake Piru Amid Naya Rivera Search

By Sierra Marquina

July 13, 2020

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A body has been found at Lake Piru amid the search for Glee alum Naya Rivera, the Ventura County Sheriff’s office tweeted on Monday, July 13.

“Happening now: A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning,” the tweet read. “The recovery is in progress. A news conference will take place at 2 pm at the lake.”

The identity of the body has yet to be confirmed but TMZ reports that law enforcement sources confirmed that Ventura County's search and rescue crews recovered the actress' body Monday morning, five days after she went missing in the water.

The news also comes the same day as Glee fans remember late actor and Glee co-star Cory Monteith, who passed away on July 13 seven years ago.

As previously reported, Rivera had been boating at Lake Piru with her son Josey, 4, when other boaters realized the child sleeping by himself on a boat rented for the trip. Police were alerted and identified Josey and his mother by the wallet and ID Rivera had left on the boat. Josey, who was found wearing a life vest, told authorities that he and his mom jumped into the water together but only he returned to the boat. An adult life vest was also found on the boat, suggesting Rivera wasn’t wearing one at the time of her disappearance.

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Divers and other search efforts have been ongoing since Wednesday and authorities have previously shared they believe the 33-year-old may have lost her life in a possible drowning accident.

Updates to come.

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