Naya Rivera, Glee Star Actress is missing, presumed dead

Written by Chukwuma Obiasia

33-year-old Glee star actress, Naya Rivera has been declared missing after her four-year-old son, Josey Hollis, was found alone in a boat unharmed on Lake Piru in California on Wednesday afternoon.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department said that they began searching for a presumed drowning victim at the reservoir at around 1 pm.

Naya is said to have arrived at the lake and rented a pontoon boat with her son aboard.

At around 4 pm, the boat was found with the child inside but the victim was missing and the car still parked at the lake.

Rivera and her son are said to have been swimming in the lake, with only the boy getting back on the boat.

Authorities believe Rivera to be ‘presumed drowned’ and a search has begun to locate her body, according to Captain Eric Buschow, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

A search and rescue dive team and a helicopter with a drone have both been dispatched to the scene to assist in the search.

Buschow told reporters: “They were seen going out on the lake together in the early afternoon, and approximately three hours after they left the dock another boater out on the lake discovered the boat drifting with the [son] on board asleep.

“So they contacted the rangers and began an investigation and we’ve been actively searching for the mother since that time. We have both aerial searches going on and our dive team as well.

“Indications are that we believe she did go in the lake. At this point, it’s still a search and that’s what we know up to this point”.

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