“Glee” alum Naya Rivera, 33, is missing. At around 1 p.m. on July 8, 2020, she and her son Josey Hollis Dorsey, 4, rented a pontoon boat on Lake Piru, a reservoir located in Los Padres National Forest and Topatopa Mountains of Ventura County in California, United States.
The boat was found by another boater drifting with Rivera’s son sleeping on board. The actress was nowhere to be found but her life vest was on the boat and her car was found nearby.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Captain Eric Buschow, Rivera is presumed drowned and a search has been launched to find her body. Prior to this, divers and helicopters who scoured Lake Piru failed to locate the actress.
The “Glee” alum and her son “were seen going out on the lake together in the early afternoon and approximately three hours after, they left the dock,” Daily Mail quoted Buschow as saying. The captain added that the boater who discovered the boat drifting with the son on board asleep “contacted the rangers and began an investigation.”
“We have both aerial search going on and our dive team, as well,” Buschow continued. “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.”
Rivera married Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on July 19, 2014 and divorced on June 14, 2018. Their son Josey was born on September 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Josey, who was found with a life vest on, said he had been swimming with his mother and he got back in the boat alone, according to Buschow. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said, “We’re going on the belief that she did go in the water and we’ve not been able to locate her.”
“This may well be a case of drowning,” Buschow said. “This is a big reservoir. It’s deep. These kinds of things happen.”