Naya Rivera

Police identify body as missing Glee star, Naya Rivera

Rivera, 33, went missing on Wednesday after going boating with her four-year-old son at Lake Piru. He was found alone and asleep on the boat.

Divers and teams using sonar equipment found the body earlier on Monday.

Rivera is best known for playing the cheerleader Santana Lopez in the hugely popular musical comedy TV series Glee.

At a news conference on the shore of the lake on Monday, Sheriff Bill Ayub of the Ventura County Sheriff Department said police were "confident" the body was that of Rivera.

Glee star presumed dead after boat trip with son

The 33-year-old rented the boat on Wednesday afternoon at Lake Piru, north-west of Los Angeles, the Ventura County Sheriff's office said.

It said efforts to find the actress are now a "search and recovery operation". There are no signs of foul play.

Rivera is best known for playing cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee.

The musical comedy TV series ran on the Fox network from 2009 to 2015.

     

Glee star Naya Rivera charged with domestic violence against her husband

The 30-year-old, who played Santana in the TV show, was arrested at a house in Kanawha County, West Virginia, America.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called for a domestic situation.

Officers say they talked with Ryan Dorsey who told them his wife, Naya, had hit him in the head and face.

Ryan, 34, showed officers mobile phone footage that supported what he says happened.

They also say he had minor injuries.

Naya Rivera: I had an abortion during Glee

In fact, in the actress' soon-to-be-published memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up, the 29-year-old TV star reveals for the first time that she got an abortion in late 2010.