Naya Rivera: The Cast Of Glee Pay Tribute As Police Confirm Her Body Has Been Found At Lake Piru

Naya went missing last week while swimming with her young son.

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Earlier today some of her Glee cast mates, including Heather Morris who played Brittany, Rivera's on-screen wife, gathered with Riviera's family and her ex husband Ryan Dorsey - Josey's father - to wait for more information after a body was found.

Others took to social media to pay their respects, including Jane Lynch, who also starred in Glee as coach Sue Sylvester.

Rivera - who was best known for playing cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee from 2009 to 2015 - had rented a pontoon boat at the lake and gone sailing with her son, Josey last Wednesday. When they failed to return on time, a search was launched, and Josey was found alone in the boat.

Josey is reported to have told investigators that his mother was swimming and did not make it back to the boat. According to reports by TMZ, an adult life jacket was still on the boat, while Josey was found wearing one.

Eric Buschow, a spokesman for the Ventura County sheriff’s department, said at a press conference at the time that there was 'no evidence of foul play at this point' and 'this may well be a case of drowning'. 'He’s in good health,' Bushow said of Rivera’s son. 'The family is going through a very traumatic time right now.'

Naya married fellow actor Ryan Dorsey in 2014 - after divorcing in 2018, they share custody of Josey.

Heather Morris, wrote in an Instagram story, ‘We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us. We need your love and light.’ Demi Lovato, who also starred on the show as one of Santana's love interests, wrote: 'Please pray for Naya Rivera to be found safe and sound.' Harry Shum Jr., who played Mike Chang, simply tweeted: 'Praying.'

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