Police searching for missing Glee actress Naya Rivera have found a body.

A statement from the Ventura County Sheriff office said: "A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning. The recovery is in progress.

"A news conference will take place at 2pm at the lake."


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Her son, Josey Hollis, was found asleep and wearing a life jacket on the boat, with his mother nowhere to be seen.

He told police he had seen her disappear beneath the surface.

CCTV from the dock shows her rented boat departing at about 1pm and it was later found drifting in the northern area of the lake at around 4pm.

Investigators had stressed the many difficulties posed by the search, including strong currents, dangerous underwater debris and visibility of 1ft-2ft.

On Sunday, police extended their search to the cabins and outbuildings around the lake – as well as taking another look at the shoreline.


It came after an online petition demanded the search be extended in case Rivera had left the lake.

Police said they were almost certain she was still in the water. Sonar had been used to scan the bottom of the lake while police divers and cadaver dogs also took part in the search.

Rivera looks increasingly likely to become the third major cast member from Glee to die in their 30s.