Naya Rivera’s Body Reportedly Recovered from Lake Piru

The search for actress Naya Rivera has reportedly come to an end. Today the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office tweeted news of a body recovered at Lake Piru, where Rivera vanished four days ago. “Happening now: A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning,” the post read. “The recovery is in progress. A news conference will take place at 2 pm at the lake.”

A second tweet followed: “A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning. The recovery is in progress. There will be a news conference at 2 pm at the lake.”

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According to TMZ, law enforcement sources confirmed to them that the Glee actress’s body has been recovered. This follows Thursday’s announcement that the search-and-rescue mission had become a “search-and-recovery operation.”

The Wrap also reports that it was told by the sheriff’s department that Rivera was pronounced dead today after her body was recovered from the lake where she went missing.

“We’re presuming that an accident happened, we’re presuming that she drowned in the lake,” Officer Chris Dyer of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said last week. “There are no signs of foul play, no signs that anything went wrong, besides a tragic accident.”

Rivera was reported missing on Wednesday after boarding a boat with her four-year-old son Josey. After the boat was overdue for return, staff discovered her son alone and asleep on board, with Rivera nowhere to be found. She was 33-years-old. A press conference with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is due at 2 PM PT/5 PM ET at the lake.

The news comes hours after E! published a new interview with Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Buschow on the investigation, before his office announced news of a body being found.

“We are confident, based on the circumstances, she was not a victim of foul play. There is no indication of this being an abduction or a homicide,” Buschow told the outlet. “There is also nothing to indicate it was a suicide either.”

He added that Rivera’s four-year-old son Josey, who had been with her, helped with the investigation. “Kids that age, they are going to be very matter of fact in providing information,” Buschow said. “And he was. He was able to provide information that was very helpful to investigators.”

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