Yesterday it was confirmed that Glee actress, Naya Rivera is officially missing after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat.
The tragedy comes just after Naya and the father of her son, Ryan Dorsey, had agreed to joint custody.
This is a developing story. Scroll on for what we know so far…
The thirty-three-year-old actress has been confirmed as missing, with officials saying she is presumed as dead.
And, to make this situation even worse, her 4-year-old son, Josey, was found alone at the scene of her disappearance.
And she was greatly loved, including by her ex-fiance Big Sean, who has opened up about her disappearance.
The actress portrayed the role of the sharp-witted cheerleader, Santana Lopez.
And she went on to appear in most episodes across all of the 6 seasons.
In 2011, it was announced that the actress had signed a deal with Colombia Records to produce a solo album, and her debut single, “Sorry.”
So instead, Rivera resorted back to her skills as an actress and went on to appear in a handful of different movies and TV series, including At The Devil’s Door and Devious Maids.
With her now ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, Rivera had a son, Josey, in 2015, and he has been the apple of her eye ever since.
Devoting most of her time to raising her son.
While out vacationing with Josey along California’s Lake Piru, Rivera went missing in circumstances that still remain unexplained.
But, 3 hours later, another boater raised the alarm after seeing the vessel drifting and Josey sleeping alone on board.
The child was reportedly unharmed.
And her lifejacket still onboard the boat.
And the youngster reportedly told investigators that he got back on the boat but his mother did not.
Police have since confirmed that “this may well be a case of drowning.”
Divers and helicopters were scouring the reservoir until darkness fell, but no trace of Rivera was found – the search will be resumed at the first light.
“There’s a lot of challenges in a reservoir this size, at times with visibility,” Captain Eric Buschow, of the sheriff’s department, said.
“I don’t have details yet as to the depth of the area where the boat was found or what conditions they’re encountering out there.”
But, as the hours trickle by, the concern and worry is mounting.
Twitter users have been expressing their shock over the incident.
Big Sean, who is best known for being a successful rapper, dated Rivera back in 2013 for just a year before they split in 2014.
But despite this, the pair have remained on good terms over the years.
He has been liking a range of tweets that have been sending out condolences and well wishes in Rivera’s name.
Though he is believed to now be with his father, Ryan Dorsey.
According to legal documents that were obtained by The Blast, the pair had finally agreed on joint physical custody after previously having several issues.
“The parties shall also equally divide all holidays, vacation time, pupil-free days, and summer vacation. The Parties shall meet and confer to determine the holiday schedule. The court reserves jurisdiction in the event of a dispute.”
With the agreement that “all major decisions related to the child’s health, education, and welfare” would be consulted on with Naya.
Naya had also been previously arrested and charged for assaulting Ryan when she struck him in the head with on a walk with their son who was two at the time.
Make sure to stay posted for further updates on this developing story.
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