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Naya Rivera Missing: Body Found During Search for Glee Star at Lake Piru


Police searching for missing Glee star Naya Rivera say a body has been found in Lake Piru, southern California.

Naya Rivera, 33, went missing on July 8 after going boating with her 4-year-old son at Lake Piru. He was found alone and asleep in the boat.

Divers and teams using sonar equipment resumed the search on July 13. Police have not given details, and a news conference will be held later.

Naya Rivera is best known for playing the cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee.

Her son told police they had gone swimming but the actress never returned. After a massive search and rescue operation found no trace of Naya Rivera, police moved to a “search and recovery operation”.

They said the actress is believed to have drowned in a “tragic accident”.

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Naya Rivera began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in TV commercials in the US.

As a four-year-old, Naya Rivera starred in the Royal Family sitcom on CBS and had a number of other TV appearances.

In 2014, Naya Rivera starred in the horror film At the Devil’s Door.

The same year Naya Rivera married fellow actor Ryan Dorsey – who is the father of her son. When the couple divorced in 2018, they were granted joint custody.