Body found in Lake Piru in California where actress Naya Rivera disappeared


A body was found in Lake Piru in California, where actress Naya River disappeared, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

“The recovery is in progress,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement, adding that a press conference will take place at 2 pm on the lake.

“The medical examiner’s office has been notified and is responding,” the statement said. “The identification has not yet been made.”

Rivera had been sailing with her 4-year-old son on Wednesday afternoon when he disappeared. The boy was found asleep and wearing a life jacket on Wednesday afternoon and told investigators that he and his mother went swimming and he returned to the boat, but Rivera did not.

The sheriff’s office has said Rivera and her son were the only people on the boat that she had rented when she went out on the water.

In the area where the boat was found, the water was about 30 feet deep, authorities said. The visibility in the water during the day was approximately eight to 10 inches and there were many debris and large trees under water and “variable depths”.

On Thursday, the sheriff’s office said it boasted that Rivera had drowned in the lake. MP Chris Dyer said there were no signs of foul play or something that went wrong “other than a tragic accident.”

Several agencies have helped search for Piru Lake, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the sheriff’s office said.

Rivera starred in six seasons of the Fox series “Glee” as entertainer Santana López.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.