Sheriff Bill Ayub confirmed the body found in the water at Lake Piru was that of Glee star Naya Rivera

Watch live police press conference after body found in Naya Rivera search

Watch live police press conference after body found in Naya Rivera search

Watch live police press conference after body found in Naya Rivera search

Watch live police press conference after body found in Naya Rivera search

Watch live police press conference after body found in Naya Rivera search
Watch live police press conference after body found in Naya Rivera search
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Ventura County Police held a press conference tonight after a body was found in the search for Naya Rivera.

Sheriff Bill Ayub confirmed the body found in the water at Lake Piru was that of Naya's.

The Glee star, 33, was today confirmed dead by Ventura County Police department after her body was found on day 6 of the search.

Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub confirmed the news in a press conference this evening.

He said: "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 we found is that of Naya Rivera."

Naya has been missing since July 8 after taking a boat trip with her son

Naya she disappeared from a boat trip with her four-year-old son Josey on July 8.

She was presumed dead since then, after Josey was found in the boat alone, telling police that his mum had gone into the water and not returned.

Police were pictured moving the body from a boat on the lake to a waiting van

Naya's family and the police had been searching for days in hope of finding her body, however the search has now been concluded after her body was found.

Josey has been reunited with his father, Ryan Dorsey, who has been seen at the water's edge in recent days.

Naya went missing during a boat ride with her four-year-old son Josey
A search boat looking for Naya on July 10

Naya's ex-husband was seen to be visibly upset as he watched the efforts being made to find her, while her father George was spotted plunging into the lake fully clothed in a desperate bid to bring his little girl home.

The police recovered the body earlier today as they loaded it into a waiting van.

Divers and teams sed sonar equipment resumed the search for actress Naya - who found fame playing cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee.

Naya's mum Yolanda kneels down on the banks of the lake

On Sunday, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said it was stepping up the search and recovery operation.

A rep said: "In today's search for Naya Rivera, cabins and outbuildings in the surrounding area will be checked once again, as well as the shoreline."

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