5 days after Naya Rivera went missing during a boating trip at Lake Piru, California, her body has finally been found.
Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub revealed that authorities discovered a body floating at the surface of the lake and convinced is that of the “Glee” star.
During a news conference, Bill spoke about the tragedy:
“We know from speaking with her son, that he and Naya swam in the lake together at some point during their journey. It was during that time that her son described being helped into the boat by Naya, who boosted him to safety from behind. He told investigators that he looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water.”
The sheriff added that due to the “currents on the lake… the boat started drifting, it was unanchored, and that she mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself.” There is no evidence of foul play or suicide.
Coincidentally, 13th July is also the 7th anniversary of Cory Monteith’s death. The late actor died from an accidental overdose in 2013. Lea Michele took to her Instagram Story to share a couple of never-before-seen black and white throwback snapshots of Cory and Naya.
Almost every star from the “Glee” family, including Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Becca Tobin, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Darren Criss, Kristin Chenoweth, Ricky Martin, NeNe Leakes, and more, took to social media to pay tribute to the late actress.
Lea Michele Honors Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith With Never-Before-Seen Glee Photos https://t.co/uY0YdTUZyu pic.twitter.com/zgKNNlPaEE
— E! News (@enews) July 14, 2020
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