During the press conference, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub went on to explain that Rivera's body was likely concealed by shrubbery on the lake floor. The star was reported missing on July 8th when her and her son went swimming in the Southern California lake. The Sheriff also shared that Rivera's son, Josey, shared his account of the events. Josey told authorities that the two went for a swim, and Rivera took him out of the water placed him onto the boat deck, before ultimately slipping below the surface. Ayub said,
"She mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself."
The stars are taking to social media to react to the news of Rivera's death.
Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family.— Jane Lynch (@Jane Lynch)1594661000.0
Sick to my stomach. RIP #nayarivera https://t.co/OYwWQMgCoh— Josh Gad (@Josh Gad)1594676254.0
My Naya, my Snixxx, my Bee. I legitimately can not imagine this world without you. https://t.co/qX9t1Uhx01— Kevin McHale (@Kevin McHale)1594686927.0
Prayers for Naya Rivera's family. Man....can we have a "Do Over " of 2020. The loss is too much 💔💔🙏🏿 https://t.co/63iNdRikv5— Viola Davis (@Viola Davis)1594678606.0
RIP Naya Rivera. I’ll forever cherish the opportunity to play your girlfriend on Glee. The character you played was… https://t.co/fpjA9IWiTF— Team Demi (@Team Demi)1594687003.0
Harry Shum Jr.
https://t.co/7Z0XdhHvzu— Harry Shum Jr (@Harry Shum Jr)1594707799.0
RIP Naya Rivera 💔— Khalid (@Khalid)1594680774.0
the reason songbird by fleetwood mac is one of my favorite songs ever is because of the glee soundtrack version. sh… https://t.co/9geuWF6p21— Kehlani (@Kehlani)1594672294.0
Praying for Naya Rivera and her family. Can’t stop thinking of her poor son.— Andy Cohen (@Andy Cohen)1594296876.0
Thank you for what you gave the world. I love you. https://t.co/CFNmwgtSva— Kristin Chenoweth (@Kristin Chenoweth)1594677294.0
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rivera and her family during this time.
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