CCTV footage shows ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera arriving at lake before her disappearance
14 July 2020 | 7:00 am
Ventura County Sheriff's Office releases CCTV footage of "Glee" star Naya Rivera arriving at a California lake dock with her son on Wednesday before disappearing. The US actress is believed to have accidentally drowned in Lake Piru after a search involving divers, patrol boats and helicopters found no trace of her.
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