Naya Rivera missing: Search dogs to help divers locate body, Internet worried ‘she may have committed suicide’
The investigation for the missing ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera resumed today, July 9, after the actress was reported missing on July 8, following a boat trip with her four-year-old son at Lake Piru in California. According to Sergeant Kevin Donoghue of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the boat was recovered from the northern part of the lake, where the water is about 30 feet deep, reports New York Times. Her son was found floating in the boat alone.
“In this particular lake, in that area, there’s a lot of trees and plants and such that are under the water that can cause entanglements. It makes it unsafe for the divers, and it makes a more complicated search,” Donoghue said in a statement. He further added.“If the body is entangled beneath the water, it may never come back up.”
News reporter Jeremy Childs took to Twitter to give an update on Rivera’s investigation, which now includes search dogs. He tweeted, “NAYA RIVERA SEARCH UPDATE: The search now includes two German Shepherds from the California Rescue Dog Association. The dogs are trained to detect the gasses released by human cadavers. They will perform a methodical search along a grid of the lake to help divers locate the body.”
The latest update has gotten her fans and other Twitter users worried as the missing case of Rivera is starting to take a different turn. Even those who until now hoped that she would be found alive, are now unable to help but wonder if she’s committed suicide, as the investigation team is using different means to recover the body.
While one wrote, “I have a feeling in the pit of my stomach that she may have committed suicide. That giant bag she had could have had some form of a weight or something in it to take her down and she wouldn't be able to get away from it. I hate having feelings like this but its a strong one .." Another tweeted, “I think Naya Rivera commuted suicide. Sis been battling demons for years."
Another had a very eerie reason for thinking the star may have committed suicide as they said: "I'm scared that naya might have committed suicide--as others have pointed out, "just the two of us" is also an eminem song about a father telling his son that his mother drowned in a lake. seems a little odd that her 4-year old son could make it back to the boat but she couldn't."
However, a few have refused to accept suicide as the cause of her death. One user wrote, “It’s unbelievable how people jump to suicide. We do not know ANYTHING! It is most probably an accident, she is an actress that is surrounded by people all the time - she just wanted a nice day with her son from what we know. She loves that little boy - I don’t think it’s suicide."
Childs, later also tweeted on the rumors saying: "Sgt. Eric Buschow said there is NOTHING to indicate Naya Rivera committed suicide. Anything that says otherwise is a rumor and not based on the official investigation as it currently stands."