Sheriff's officials have said former Glee actor Naya Rivera is feared to have drowned after going missing at a lake in southern California on Wednesday.
A search operation at Lake Piru was suspended overnight and is due to resume on Thursday as officials search for the 33-year-old actor. Local news reports suggest she and her four-year-old son had rented a smallpontoon boat. The boy was found alone on the boat in a lifejacket alongside Rivera's purse containing her identification. The boy reportedly told investigators that his mother was swimming and could not make it back to the boat.
At a press conference, Eric Buschow, a spokesman for the Ventura County sheriff’s department, said there was “no evidence of foul play at this point” and “this may well be a case of drowning.”
Rivera is best known for playing Santana Powell, a cheerleader, in musical comedy Glee, which aired from 2009 until 2015. In recent years she has appeared in TV show Step Up: High Water and Devious Maids.