Yesterday, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub confirmed the awful, heartbreaking news that the body that was recovered in Lake Piru after a 5-day search was that of 33-year-old Naya Rivera. Naya’s biggest on-screen credit was arguably the role of Santana in Glee. Much like Mercedes, Santana could have easily carried 100% of her songs without the help of any New Directions backup, but Glee was an ensemble show, which is why everyone usually came together to belt out their emotions through song. Many of Naya’s former cast members have channeled that same ensemble energy, by spilling their feelings online together about Naya’s passing. Yes, even Glee’s most hated former cast member, Lea Michele.
In a press conference today, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept. confirmed the horrible news that they found Naya Rivera in Lake Piru. Naya drowned on July 8 during a boating trip with her 4-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey. She was only 33.
UPDATE: The Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept. confirmed in today’s press that the body they found in Lake Piru is Naya Rivera.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept. announced that they have found a body in Lake Piru in Ventura County, CA, days after Naya Rivera went missing during a boat trip with her 4-year-old son Josey. They have not confirmed that the body they found is Naya’s and they plan to hold a press conference this afternoon. But of course TMZ has piped up and they claim that police sources told them that Naya was found this morning.
Naya Rivera went missing on Wednesday afternoon during a boat trip with her 4-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey on Lake Piru in Ventura County, CA. Josey was found alone and asleep on the boat at around 4:45 pm and that’s when the search for Naya began. Josey told the police that his mom went swimming and never came out of the water. Search crews searched on Wednesday until it got dark and searched all day yesterday. On Wednesday night, there were reports that Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept. believed that Naya had drowned. And yesterday, Sgt. Kevin Donoghue said in a press conference that they’re not sure if her body will ever be recovered, which is just more heartbreaking sadness wrapped in heartbreaking sadness.
The Ventura County Sheriff confirmed the beyond awful news that 33-year-old Naya Rivera, who played Santana in Glee, went missing on Lake Piru in Ventura County, CA on Wednesday during a boat ride with her 4-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey. A search-and-rescue team searched for her until it got dark and could not find her. And there’s a report that the Sheriff’s Dept. believe she has died. The search for Naya will pick up again in the morning.
I’ll admit I love a good ol’ fashioned divorce merry-go-round where a couple keeps splitting up and hurling divorce papers only to reconcile a few months later. But Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey’s mess was a little less enjoyable, because in between filing divorce papers two different times, Ryan had accused a drunk Naya of getting violent and abusive on him over Thanksgiving. Thankfully for themselves, and I’m sure the sanity of those around them, they’re officially divorced.