During a press conference, Ventura County Sheriff’s officials confirmed that the body found in the lake was that of Naya Rivera.
“We are confident the body we found is that of Naya Rivera, she was found in the northeast portion of the lake,” said Sheriff’s Officials noting that the lake is between 30 and 60 feet deep in that area. “We share in their grief for Naya’s loss. We’ve been in direct contact with the family throughout this entire time. Our hearts also go out to Naya’s many friends and fans.”
They added that they do not suspect foul play nor suicide. She was 33-years-old.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body has been found at Lake Piru where actress Naya Rivera went missing and a press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. PST with more details. They have yet to confirm that it is the body of the “Glee” star.
TMZ says sources within the Sheriff’s Department confirmed however that the recovered body is that of the actress.
As previously reported authorities found the actress’ 4-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey sleeping alone onboard a rented pontoon last week. The child told authorities that his mom “jumped in the water but did not come back up.”
Variety reports that more than 100 people, including professional divers and law enforcement agents aided in the search for her body. The sheriff’s office previously said their attempts were unsuccessful due to dangerous conditions and poor visibility in the lake.
Authorities also cautioned fans against searching for the missing actress themselves and noted that they “don’t want to have to rescue you.”
The search for Naya also moved to cabins near Lake Piru.
“In today’s search for Naya Rivera, cabins and outbuildings in the surrounding area will be checked once again, as well as the shoreline,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter. ““This has been part of the ongoing search effort since her disappearance on Wednesday afternoon.”
Naya is best known for playing Santana Lopez on the FOX hit series, “Glee.” She also racked up two Grammy nominations for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Don’t Stop Believin'” alongside her castmates.
This story is still developing…