This morning, it was confirmed that Glee actress, Naya Rivera is officially missing after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat.
Since the tragic news broke, tributes have been flooding in, and people have now just noticed the last Instagram update Rivera posted with her son hours before she went missing, and it is utterly heartbreaking.
Keep scrolling to read more about this tragic story, and to see the post for yourself…
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 now, fans are noticing the last Instagram post she shared of her and Josey, and it is utterly heartbreaking.
But first, let’s start from the beginning.
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” featured the rapper, Big Sean, who she went on to have a brief romance with.
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.
And she threw herself into motherhood, 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, and many can’t get over what her poor child must be going through.
But, for the moment, all we can do is hope that she will be found soon.
And it is truly heartwrenching.
The post shows a tender moment between her and her son, alongside the caption, “Just the two of us.”
Her 1.9 million followers immediately praised the sweet mother-son moment, and it has only spurred the feeling of desperation further.
This is a developing story, and we will post updates accordingly.