Heather Morris played one-half of the iconic Glee couple, Brittany and Santana, who eventually went on to get married on the show. She and her co-star Naya Rivera have stayed close since they first appeared on the popular Fox show. Early Sunday morning, she tweeted at the Ventura County Sheriff's Office to say she wanted join the current search for Rivera, who's been missing since last Wednesday.
"My name is Heather Morris, I'm Nayas 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 response to the team's update that the search was winding down for the day. "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."
Morris has been staying up-t0-date on the search for her friend. On Thursday, she tweeted: "Thank you to the Tulare County, Los Angeles County, San Louis Obisbo, and all who are working to tirelessly right now in the search and recovery of our Naya," Morris tweeted on Thursday."
On Thursday, the Ventura Sheriff's Office announced that the search-and-rescue mission had become a "search-and-recovery operation."
"We're presuming that an accident happened, we're presuming that she drowned in the lake," Officer Chris Dyer of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said. "There are no signs of foul play, no signs that anything went wrong, besides a tragic accident."
Together, Morris and Rivera helped queer teens see that they were visible and worthy of love. This past week, many fans tweeted about the influence Rivera and her character had on them.