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Naya Rivera's Body Found

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department just announced that a body was found in Lake Piru this morning. Although they have not yet confirmed that it is indeed Naya Rivera, authorities said they will hold a press conference today at 2 pm Pacific Time to give more details. However, TMZ has just revealed that the body is Naya Rivera's as her contacts with local authorities have confirmed it. The search for Naya Rivera's body today was in its sixth day and authorities even searched the cabins around Lake Piru. Prior to this recent discovery, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department announced yesterday that they would search the cabins after pressure from the star's fans via social media. After the search, Sergeant Shannon King made the following statement: "[The cabins] are not occupied. It didn't turn out to be anything. There's no evidence to suggest that [Naya] came out of the water. It appears to be a tragic 100 percent drowning." Police also discouraged Naya fans from joining the search by tweeting, "The lake is closed. The temperature is in the 90s Fahrenheit or 30 centigrade. The terrain around the lake is steep and rugged. Our teams are well equipped and extensively trained. We don't want to have to rescue them." And Ventura County Sheriff's Department Rescue Team spokesman Robert Inglis revealed that moments before Naya disappeared, she sent a photo of her son to a relative showing Josie in the boat near the lake's edge. This happened two hours before Josie was found alone in the boat. That's why Inglis expressed confidence that they would locate the actress' body and detailed the following theory: "What I suspect is that the wind started to blow harder. Those kinds of boats are very light and when you push them they get away from you. [Naya] She could have tried to swim to the boat. But that's just speculation. Once we find her, that will answer several questions." On the other hand, Naya Rivera's former colleague on Glee, Heather Elizabeth Morris, asked authorities this weekend for permission to join the rescue efforts by tweeting: "I'm a close friend and colleague of Naya's, and I'm trying to lead a search and rescue mission on foot with a small group of friends on Lake Piru. I understand that your team is doing EVERYTHING in their power, but we feel helpless." After being contacted by the authorities, Heather added: "I have spoken with Commissioner Eric Buschow and he assured me that they are deploying every resource to locate Naya. I have complete confidence that they are doing everything they can and even more." And this Saturday the heartbreaking images of Naya's father arriving at Lake Piru for the first time since his daughter's disappearance began to circulate and he immediately started running towards the water and got into this one with everything and clothes. It was a very emotional moment as George tried to connect with his missing daughter. Another painful image was when Naya's mother, Yolanda Rivera, got down on her knees on the dock with open arms lamenting the presumed death of her daughter. In fact, Naya's entire family came forward not only to help in the search for the star but also to feel closer to her as they processed her presumed loss. Her brother Mychal, and sister Nickayla were seen at the lake as was Josey's ex-husband and father, Ryan Dorsey. They all comforted each other with hugs and gestures of support throughout their search. As always, we can only send our deepest condolences to the family and fans of Naya Rivera. And if you want to know more details about her search click here next Translated with www.DeepL.com/… (free version)

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