An unfortunate incident occurred recently when Glee actress who played Santana Lopez Naya Rivera went missing. She was on a boat trip with her four-year-old son, Josey. The son was found alone in a lake. Initially, the police authorities were trying to locate her alive, but now she is presumed dead. It is now a ‘search and recovery operation’.
The authorities believe Naya died in a tragic accident
Another boater found Naya Rivera’s son, Josey. Josey was found alone in the boat after he and Naya had gone out for boating. He had shared with the authorities that Naya had gone swimming in the lake but did not return. As the police continue to search for her, the lake has been shut down to the public. Moreover, the operation is now a search and recovery one which means that Naya Rivera is presumed dead.
Officer Chris Dyer belonging to the Venture County Sheriff’s Office shared:
“We’re presuming that an accident happened, we’re presuming that she drowned in the lake. There are no signs of foul play, no signs that anything went wrong, besides a tragic accident.”
The police are still searching for her
Currently, there are about eighty people in charge of the mission to search for actress Naya Rivera. The team is utilizing a variety of resources, such as ground teams and helicopters.
The police authorities are hoping to bring back Naya Rivera to her family. As per Chris Dyer:
“The goal is still to bring Ms Rivera home to her family so they can have some closure.”
Naya Rivera is a beloved actress in the industry
Best known for her role as a queer cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee, Naya Rivera was loved by many in Hollywood. She’s also starred in several shows such as Devious Maids and Step Up: High Water.
After hearing the news of her disappearance many sent out their support and love for Naya Rivera. Demi Lovato shared “Please pray for @nayarivera to be found safe and sound,” on her Instagram stories. She later also tweeted this:
I don’t tweet often but sometimes my tweets come true so, together let’s manifest on twitter that Naya will be found safe and sound!! Come on y’all! Let’s put this energy out there: they will find her healthy and alive!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 10, 2020
Naya’s Glee co-stars also offered their support and love for her. Heather Morris who played Brittany S. Pierce, wrote on her Instagram Stories:
“We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us. We need your love and light.”
Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans on Glee) also shared on Twitter:
“Love and hug on the people you can, while you can. I love you. Everyone please send out your prayers.”
There were many other celebrities in the industry that were praying and hoping for her to be alive and well.