The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday a body recovered by search teams at Lake Piru was confirmed to be Valencia native and “Glee” actress Naya Rivera.
“Based on the location where the body was found, physical characteristics of the body, clothing found on the body and the physical condition of the body, as well as the absence of any other persons reported missing in the area, we are confident the body found is that of Naya Rivera,” said Ventura County Sheriff William Ayub.
The body, which was found floating on the surface of the water, was found around 9:10 a.m. Monday, authorities said.
The announcement comes after a five-day search for Rivera, 33, who was reported missing July 8 after a boat she rented was located on the north end of the lake past the scheduled return time.
Her 4-year-old son was found aboard wearing a life vest. Rivera was said to be swimming, and her vest was found onboard.