'Glee' Star Naya Rivera's Body Discovered on Lake Piru After 5-Day Search

Movies | Associated Press | July 14, 2020, 2:01 pm
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 Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead in a Southern California lake on July 13. She was 33. (Image: AP)
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Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead in a Southern California lake on July 13. She was 33. (Image: AP)

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 Rivera's body was discovered five days after she disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son, Josey, was found July 8 alone on a boat the two had rented, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff's Office confirmed that the body was Rivera's. (Image: AP)
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Rivera's body was discovered five days after she disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son, Josey, was found July 8 alone on a boat the two had rented, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff's Office confirmed that the body was Rivera's. (Image: AP)

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 Actress Naya Rivera's father, George Rivera and mother Yolanda with members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office, arrive at a boating dock after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)
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Actress Naya Rivera's father, George Rivera and mother Yolanda with members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office, arrive at a boating dock after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen at a boating dock in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen at a boating dock in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 Actress Naya Rivera's parents with members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office, arrive at a boating dock after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)
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Actress Naya Rivera's parents with members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office, arrive at a boating dock after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)

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 Naya Rivera's father, George Rivera and mother Yolanda with members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office, are seen in a boat after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)
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Naya Rivera's father, George Rivera and mother Yolanda with members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office, are seen in a boat after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)

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 The boat of Ventura County Sheriff's Office with actress Naya Rivera's father, George Rivera and mother Yolanda onboard is seen after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)
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The boat of Ventura County Sheriff's Office with actress Naya Rivera's father, George Rivera and mother Yolanda onboard is seen after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)

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 Naya Rivera's father, George Rivera and mother Yolanda with members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen in a boat after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)
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Naya Rivera's father, George Rivera and mother Yolanda with members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen in a boat after Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)

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 A Ventura County Sheriff’s boat is seen in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)
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A Ventura County Sheriff’s boat is seen in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen at a boating dock in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen at a boating dock in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen in the boats in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen in the boats in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen at a boating dock in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office are seen at a boating dock in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 Search and rescue personnel exit the pier at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, California. (Image: AP)
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Search and rescue personnel exit the pier at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, California. (Image: AP)

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 Rivera, 33, disappeared after renting the pontoon boat for three hours Wednesday afternoon and taking it out on Lake Piru in Ventura County. (Image: AP)
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Rivera, 33, disappeared after renting the pontoon boat for three hours Wednesday afternoon and taking it out on Lake Piru in Ventura County. (Image: AP)

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 Sgt. Kevin Donoghue, of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, addresses the media during a press conference as members of his department's Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former
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Sgt. Kevin Donoghue, of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, addresses the media during a press conference as members of his department's Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera. (Image: AP)

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 The lake an hour’s drive from Los Angeles was searched by dozens of people, most of them divers, with help from helicopters, drones and all-terrain vehicles. (Image: AP)
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The lake an hour’s drive from Los Angeles was searched by dozens of people, most of them divers, with help from helicopters, drones and all-terrain vehicles. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, northwest of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 The home of actress Naya Rivera in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)
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The home of actress Naya Rivera in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former
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Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera in Lake Piru. (Image: AP)

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 The home of actress Naya Rivera in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)
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The home of actress Naya Rivera in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 A view of Lake Piru in California. (Image: AP)
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A view of Lake Piru in California. (Image: AP)

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 Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team help in the search for former
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Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team help in the search for former "Glee" star Naya Rivera in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 A Ventura County Sheriff's Office helicopter searches for former
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A Ventura County Sheriff's Office helicopter searches for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 A US Coast Guard helicopter searches for former
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A US Coast Guard helicopter searches for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former
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Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera, in the background, as the boat Rivera rented appears surrounded by caution tape on in Lake Piru, California. (Image: AP)

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 A helicopter helps in the search for former
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A helicopter helps in the search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 A Ventura County sheriff's helicopter helps in the search for former
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A Ventura County sheriff's helicopter helps in the search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, northwest of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, northwest of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former
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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera, at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 Sgt. Kevin Donoghue, of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, addresses members of the media following a press conference as his department's Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former
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Sgt. Kevin Donoghue, of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, addresses members of the media following a press conference as his department's Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, northwest of Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 A boat covered in caution tape rented by
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A boat covered in caution tape rented by "Glee" actress Naya Rivera sits at a dock while members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for the actress at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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 A patrol boat with a search and rescue dog heads out on Lake Piru Reservoir, in Ventura, California. (Image: AP)
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A patrol boat with a search and rescue dog heads out on Lake Piru Reservoir, in Ventura, California. (Image: AP)

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 A search and rescue team moves past a rental boat at the top left that was used by actress Naya Rivera and her 4-year-old son on Lake Piru, in Los Padres National Forest, Los Angeles. (Image: AP)
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A search and rescue team moves past a rental boat at the top left that was used by actress Naya Rivera and her 4-year-old son on Lake Piru, in Los Padres National Forest, Los Angeles. (Image: AP)

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