As the first full day of the search for Naya Rivera came to a close on Thursday, authorities released surveillance video footage showing the "Glee" star just hours before her presumed disappearance and death at California's Lake Piru.
As the lookup for actress Naya Rivera carries on, the Ventura County Sheriff's Workplace is updating the public with information of the operation. Earlier on Friday, the department stated during a press conference that sonar equipment has been extremely helpful in focusing the diver's search of the almost two mile long and (at times) 130-deep lake.
The sonar equipment has reportedly presented a few images during the search, but has only found miscellaneous objects.
Capt. Eric Buschow, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, said at a news conference, "There's no evidence of foul play at this point".
Authorities also revealed they're using sonar to search the bottom of the lake, and will continue to use that technology to find the actress. It's tough to make out anything else in the 11-second clip other than a large tree limb. "Everything that we've learned so far leads to this being some sort of water recreational accident", Kevin told the publication.
"The visibility in the water is one to two feet", Buschow said, noting that the depth in the area being searched is up to 35 feet. We had been looking not only for her, we were searching for any indications, any signs that indicated she left it to coast. "We know everyone's concerned out there about this case and locating her and providing some closure for her family".
"Wherever she went down, they're confident that that's where she'll be found, it's just finding that spot that's the hard part", he said, adding that the lake is two miles long and its deepest point is about 130 feet.
The Change.org petition was created by Ventura County locals, who have said that the lake is known to be unsafe to swim in because it has "very bad whirlpools". "Even with that current, wherever she went down, they're confident that that's where she will be found".
Rivera, wearing white shorts and a black backpack, opens the trunk to take out a big white bag before she walks over to the dock with Josey. Authorities are also using sniffing dogs to assist in the searches from boats. I pray deeply for the Rivera family and that God blankets them with strength, peace, and love right now.