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Naya Rivera search to include Lake Piru cabins as investigation continues
The search for missing actress Naya Rivera will now include cabins, according to reports.
Authorities are said to be investigating cabins that line Lake Piru, California, where the Glee star went missing on Wednesday, due to increasing pressure on social media for them to be searched.
An official from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that a number of users on Twitter had suggested to officers to search the cabins, as they believe Naya could have possibly made her way to one.
However, the official stresses that they do not believe Naya, 33, is in a cabin. They are confident she is still in the water, however a search team will still plan to walk to the area where the cabins are located.
Deputies will also knock on doors to ask anyone if they know anything about her whereabouts.
Naya is presumed dead after she failed to return to a rented pontoon boat, following a swim with her four-year-old son Josey.
A search operation was launched on Wednesday, although it was suspended overnight due to poor visibility. It resumed the following day, but police have since confirmed that it is now a search and recovery operation.
Her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, who she was married to for four years before splitting in 2018, was seen joining her relatives in the search, as he was pictured hugging Naya’s family members.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office have since released video footage from a remotely operated vehicle they released 30 feet under the lake’s surface during the search.
The ROV had been released to investigate a dark-looking shape – which turned out to be a tree branch – showing the low visibility conditions the authorities have to deal with.
Authorities also said during a press conference on Friday that none of the objects detected using sonar equipment were Naya.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Captain Eric Buschow said: ‘Unfortunately, they did not locate Naya Rivera. They are still searching.
‘We don’t know if she’s going to be found five minutes from now or five days from now.’
Senior deputy Miguel Gonzalez also said they will not know what happened to her until her body has been recovered.
Many of Naya’s Glee co-stars, including Lauren Potter, Heather Morris and Chord Overstreet, have since taken to social media, praying for the star to be found alive.