Naya Rivera's Fan Calls Out the Ventura County Sheriff's Office for Being Insensitive UPDATED

Jul 19, 2020
12:30 P.M.
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UPDATE: The body of Naya Rivera has now been located and the search has ended; May her soul rest in peace.


As the search for "Glee" actress Naya Rivera continues, one of the actress's fans criticizes the Ventura County Sheriff's Office as insensitive on Twitter. 

Days after "Glee" actress Naya Rivera's disappearance, the search still continues. On July 12, the Ventura County Sheriff's office shared a tweet to warn fans who intend to go searching for the actress. 

Actress Naya Rivera at the Point Honors Los Angeles at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 7, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images


The tweet stated that the lake was closed and that Temps were already in the 90s. It also added that the terrain surrounding the lake was very rugged and steep, concluding that they do not want to have to rescue anyone. 

The concluding statement rubbed off wrong on one of the actress' fans who then retorted in a tweet, accusing the County Sheriff's office of being insensitive.


According to the offended fan, they and other fellow fans would not have to step in and search for the beloved actress if the Sheriff's office had "bothered to look properly on the first day."

Rivera's father reportedly coordinated the non-official search for his daughter after the police announced that they found nothing in the cabin around the lake.

The user's critical comment was not the only one of its kind since the search for Rivera began. Following the tweet released by the Sheriff's office, many other such comments followed, resulting in a significant backlash against the county office.


Another displeased fan responded to the department's allegedly "tone-deaf" statements, demanding that they drop the unnecessary attitude with which they addressed the issue. The fan tweeted:

"I get your point but maybe drop the attitude. People feel helpless and powerless. She isn't just "another rescue case" to us. She's so very important."

The Twitter user added that Rivera's fans were only being so proactive because they felt like the authorities were not taking up the case with any sense of urgency. They are frustrated, real people with emotions.


An official from the County Sheriff's Department told TMZ that they would include the cabins that line Lake Piru because of the pressure mounted on them by an overwhelming number of Rivera's fans.

According to the Sun, Rivera's father reportedly co-ordinated the non-official search for his missing 33-year-old daughter after the police announced that they found nothing after searching the cabins along Lake Piru.


Rivera was declared missing after her 4-year-old son, Josey, was found asleep in her boat, which was drifting at Lake Piru, north-west of L.A., on Wednesday, July 8.

TMZ reported that the County Sheriff's deputies would employ the use of a mechanical robot, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), to search for the missing 33-year-old while asking her fans to stand down and let them search instead.