The Search for Missing Naya Rivera Will Continue "At Least Until Tuesday"

Rivera was reported missing last Wednesday.

UPDATE: At 9:38 a.m. local time, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that a body had been found at Lake Piru this morning, though they did not provide any further details. "The recovery is in progress," they wrote. "A news conference will take place at 2 pm at the lake."

Investigators will continue the search for missing Glee actress Naya Rivera until at least Tuesday, authorities told People.

Over the weekend, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said the search was extended to the cabins and surrounding areas of Lake Piru, where she was reported missing last Wednesday following a boat ride with her son, four-year-old Josey Dorsey. However, Sgt. Shannon King told People that "nothing came of" the search around the area.

Investigators will continue to search the area "at least through Tuesday."

"There’s no talk of either one way or the other after Tuesday," King said. "Tuesday’s sort of the projected date that we’re discussing, and we’re going to continue doing what we have been doing."

King said there is "no evidence to say she left the water," and said that the conditions of the lake have made the search difficult.

"It’s not like typical waters, which are crystal clear, this is murky, cold lake water," King explained. "The ground is covered in trees and shrubs, so it’s hampering our efforts for sure. So they have to go very slowly, so when they see the sonar vision coming back on their screen, the slower they go, the clearer it is. The faster they go, the more elongated it becomes and harder to tell."

Last week, it was reported that Rivera had rented a boat on Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. Another boater found her son alone on the boat wearing his life jacket. There was an adult life jacket still in the boat which is suspected to be Rivera's. Her son is said to be "in good health" following her disappearance.

"The family is going through a very traumatic time right now," Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Buschow told the Los Angeles Times.

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