Police have admitted Naya Rivera’s body “may never come back up”, but they are doing “everything [they] can” to find the ‘Glee’ star after she went missing, presumed dead, this week.
The 33-year-old actress is presumed dead after she went missing on Wednesday afternoon when her 4-year-old son Josey was found alone on a boat on Lake Piru in California, and the incident has now been classed as a “recovery operation”, with Ventura County Sheriff Sergeant Kevin Donoghue admitting there is “no way to really say” what happened.
He said: “If the body is entangled on something beneath the water, it may never come back up.
“There’s no way to really say. We’re putting our best foot forward to try to locate her, we’re using all the assets that are available to us including technology like sonar.”
But he insisted the police are doing “everything [they] can” to find the Glee star.
He added: “We’re relying on their expertise to help us in that endeavour. We’re going to do everything that we can to find her.”
Naya’s fellow Glee star Heather Morris is “holding on to hope” that her friend will be brought home “in a swift and speedy recovery”.
She told E!: “It’s so hard to wrap your head around something unknown.
“I’m holding on to hope that the rescuers will bring Naya home in a swift and speedy recovery. I know she would remind me in moments like this that God has a plan for everything and although we may not know what that plan is, we need to keep our chin up and stay strong.”
Naya’s son was found sleeping on the boat when the vessel was discovered, but she was nowhere to be seen.