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Glee Star Naya Rivera Missing, Son Found Alone on Boat in Calif. Lake


Naya Rivera, star of Ryan Murphy's Glee, has gone missing. In her latest Instagram post, Rivera posted a photo of herself and her four-year-old son with the caption, "Just the two of us."

Rivera, who made her name as the queer character Santana Lopez on Glee, reportedly took her son for a boat ride in Southern California. On Wednesday, KNBC reported that the child was found in the pontoon boat at the Lake Piru reservoir alone in the boat. The child was found three hours after the boat was rented.

"Indications are that we believe she did go in the lake," Ventura County Sheriff's Office Captain Eric Buschow said in a statement. "At this point it's still a search and that's what we know up to this point."

The son told investigators that the pair had gone swimming and his mother never got back into the boat. He was found asleep onboard the vessel.

Police searched the area until midnight and are set to continue the search today. Officials are trying to place the son with family.

Many fans and friends posted messages of support, calls for prayer, and well wishes on social media.

“We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya home to us," Heather Morris, who played Rivera's love interest on Glee, wrote in an Instagram story. "We need your love and light.”

"Please pray for Naya Rivera to be found safe and sound," Demi Lovato wrote on her own account.

When Rivera guest-hosted The View in 2015, Rosie O’Donell brought up details of a study that outlined the health problems faced by bisexual women. “New research found that women who are bisexual are more likely to suffer from mental health problems than lesbians,” O’Donell said. Rivera responded, “You know what Rosie no wonder I’m crazy.”

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