It was supposed to be a relaxing trip with her son and ended in a tragedy: the actress Naya Rivera has been missing for three days after she went to bathe in a California lake and never came to the surface. Investigators fear the worst and have little hope of finding the 33-year-old alive. "We assume that an accident happened and we assume that she drowned in the lake," said Chris Dyer, assistant sheriff for Ventury County, a day after the accident at a press conference. A search with boats, drones, helicopters and divers has so far been unsuccessful.
The police Released footage of a surveillance camera showing Naya Rivera and her son Josey Hollis arriving at the Lake Piru compound, getting on a boat, and driving away. Rivera and her child left Wednesday afternoon local time, hours later the four-year-old was found sleeping alone in the boat.
The boy had worn a life jacket and was doing well, a spokesman for the sheriff's office said. He said that he had been swimming with his mother, but that she hadn't come back on the boat. An adult life jacket was also found on board, the spokesman said. The wallet and ID card of the 33-year-old were also in the boat, reported the "Los Angeles Times".
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The tragic disappearance of Naya Riverea is another drama related to the US musical series. There is already talk of the "Glee" curse. Lead actress Lea Michele has been repeatedly accused of bullying and discrimination; she is said to have made life on hell for colleagues on the set. Series partner Cory Monteith died in July 2013 due to an alcohol and drug overdose. The 31-year-old Canadian was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver at the time. Around six months later, production assistant Nancy Motes, the half sister of actress Julia Roberts, also died of an overdose. Previously, assistant director Jim Fuller had died of heart failure at the age of 41.
The arrest of "Glee" actors also made headlines Mark Salling End of 2015. Two years later, he pleaded guilty to having child pornography in court. Before his sentence could be announced, Salling committed suicide in January 2018.
Naya Rivera and Mark Salling were a couple from 2007 to 2010. In her biography published in 2016, she wrote that the allegations against her ex-boyfriend hadn't really surprised her.
In 2014, Naya Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey, followed by divorce four years later. Dorsey is the father of her son. The 33-year-old posted on the day she disappeared Instagram another touching photo with the four year old. "Just the two of us," Rivera commented on the snapshot. After her disappearance now takes care of her ex-husband about little Josey.