A massive search is underway for Naya Rivera who is missing after her four-year-old son was found alone in a boat on a lake.

Naya Rivera, American actress revealed in Glee, has been missing since Wednesday afternoon, July 8, 2020. Police say she was “possibly drowned”, some American media also reported that she was “presumed dead”. The 33-year-old actress had rented a boat with her 4-year-old son for an afternoon at Lake Piru, California. But several hours later, only the child was found onboard. The little boy revealed to the authorities that his mother had gone swimming and never returned. His personal belongings were found in his car, near the establishment that rented a boat for him. The search for his personal belongings began on Wednesday until nightfall, but was unsuccessful for the time being, before resuming the search first thing Thursday morning in the United States. Find below all the information concerning the disappearance of Naya Rivera.


6:02 PM – Police analyze activities undertaken in 2009

During the night of Wednesday 8 July to Thursday 9 July, Ventura County Police stopped the search for Naya Rivera. The authorities had decided to resume the search at dawn. Following this announcement, many Internet users expressed their indignation, saying they “should never have stopped the search”. According to Fox 11, the authorities interrupted the search after dark, when they considered that it would be too “dangerous” for the rescue teams to continue.

6:02 PM – Police analyze activities undertaken in 2009

It has been more than 13 hours since Naya Rivera has been reported missing, authorities having been alerted of her disappearance on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 4:38 pm, California time. Some American media have reported that she was “presumed dead” by the authorities, although the search is still ongoing. Police in Ventura County, California, reported a “possible drowning” on social networks after the actress’s 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat rented by his mother for the afternoon. The child reportedly told police that his mother, 33, had gone for a swim but never made it back to the boat. After several hours of searching around the lake on Wednesday evening, the Glee actress was not found, suggesting she may have drowned.

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6:09 PM – Naya Rivera rewarded for her role in Glee

While Naya Rivera has not had any more iconic roles since the end of Glee, her performance in the music series has left a lasting impression on viewers. The actress played Santana Lopez, a cheerleader who discovers her homosexuality with each episode and has difficulty coming out as a lesbian. Her performance was acclaimed by critics and rewarded at award ceremonies: she won the Alma Awards in 2011 and 2012 for Best Female Musical Artist and Best Actress in a Comedy Series for this role, before winning the Gold Derby Awards in 2012 for Best TV Series Actress in a Supporting Role. She was also nominated for Grammy and Teen Choice Awards.

4:48 PM – Police analyze activities undertaken in 2009

Ventura County police stated on Twitter that operations to discover Naya Rivera will quickly resume. “Lake Piru will be closed to the public for the length of the search. Divers from all over the area will help in the search. In comment, many people are calling on the authorities to shortly locate the actress, hoping that she is secure and sound. It is presently 5:50 am in California, Naya Rivera is lacking on the grounds that the day before, 4:38 pm.

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The images from the police search

On his Twitter account, the Ventura County Sheriff announced Wednesday night that they were looking for a drowning victim at Lake Piru, before confirming a few hours later that it was Naya Rivera. Operations involving helicopters, drones, and divers were conducted, with images shared on social networks. The search will resume at sunrise this Thursday morning (local time in California), a few hours from now.

Naya Rivera mother of a little boy, Josey Hollis Dorsey

Naya Rivera is the mother of a four-year-old boy, Josey Hollis Dorsey. Born in 2015, this child is the result of her relationship with her ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey. The couple had shared custody since their divorce in 2018. On the day of Naya Rivera’s disappearance, July 8, 2020, her son was present. He was found asleep and wearing a life jacket on the boat rented a few hours earlier by the 33-year-old actress. The little boy explained to the authorities that his mother had dived and did not return to the boat. He was safe and sound and was left in the care of family members while the authorities searched for Naya Rivera.

Source: The New York Times

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