Naya Rivera still has not been found after she went missing on Wednesday afternoon. The “Glee” star rented a pontoon boat with her four-year-old son Josey, but more than three hours later he was discovered alone on the boat and Rivera was no where to be found.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has ruled out foul play and is calling the incident a “tragic accident.” But Fox Nation’s Nancy Grace isn’t so convinced that something more malicious didn’t happen.
“So, there’s no whitewater, [there are] no rapids, there’s no current. But still, you don’t leave a child even in a life vest in a boat in a lake,” Grace said on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday. “I don’t think she left him willingly. The fact that her life vest was still in the boat is very concerning.”
She went on to add that Rivera wouldn’t jump out of the boat willingly and leave her son in a “life-threatening situation.”
She continued: “What I think they need to do now — and I have helped conduct underwater searches — is bring in a dive team, bring inside scan sonar, and also bring in tracker dogs who can track through [the] water,” Grace said.
“I’d also like to investigate who rented the boat and the life jackets and find out were there just two people, Mommy and son? Or was someone else there?”
Grace went on to say that Rivera’s ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, or any ex-boyfriends, or other “potential stalkers” should be “investigated now.”
There is zero evidence whatsoever that Dorsey or anyone else was involved. In fact, a roommate of Dorsey’s told reporters that he had not been in contact with Rivera and had no idea she was taking Josey out on a boat that day.
Rivera was last seen in security footage at the marina unloading Josey from her SUV, walking down the dock, and launching the boat into Lake Piru in the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County, California.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kevin Donoghue said on Thursday that they don’t know if they’ll ever be able to find her body due to conditions.
“If the body is entangled in something underneath the water, it may never come up,” he said. “There’s a lot of trees and plants and such that are under the water that can cause entanglement.” He added that this “makes it unsafe for divers and a complicated search.”