The whole story is extremely tragic and as of writing, the Ventura County are still looking. Her friends and family have been praying for her safe return, with her close friend and co-star Heather Morris now writing in a heartbreaking message that she wants to help the search and rescue for her dear friend however she can.
“My name is Heather Morris, I’m Naya’s close friend and co-worker, and I’m trying to conduct an on foot search and rescue mission along with a small group of friends at Lake Piru,” she wrote in a reply to a Ventura County post admitting they’d ended their search for the night and would resume in the morning. “I understand your team is doing EVERYTHING in their power, but we are feeling helpless, powerless and want to help in any way.”
“I have left a message with the department of Rescue and Air today, and I will call again tomorrow. Thank you.”
In response, the Sheriff tweeted in discouragement of people doing their own search at the lake, claiming “temp[eratures] are already in the 90s [and] terrain around the lake is very steep and rugged.”
“Our teams are well equipped and highly trained,” he said. “We don’t want to have to rescue you.”