The actress Naya Rivera died in an unintended drowning, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office mentioned Tuesday, a day after her physique was discovered within the California lake the place she had disappeared.
In a doc shared by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the health worker mentioned post-mortem findings have been “consistent with a drowning.” No traumatic accidents or illness have been discovered, the health worker mentioned. The post-mortem additionally discovered no indication that medication or alcohol had performed an element in Ms. Rivera’s demise.
Ms. Rivera, 33, disappeared on July eight at Lake Piru. Search groups from businesses all through the state scoured the lake, utilizing helicopters, A.T.V.s, boats, drones, canine and diving gear to search for her.
Ms. Rivera and her Four-year-old son have been the one individuals on a pontoon boat she had rented after they went out on the lake final week, in line with a safety video launched by the Sheriff’s Office. The video reveals them arriving on the dock in a darkish S.U.V., strolling to the marina after which heading north on the boat on the lake.
Another boater discovered the boy at Four p.m. that day. The boy, who was sporting a life jacket, was asleep and alone. A second life jacket was discovered within the boat.
Ms. Rivera’s son informed investigators that he and his mom had been swimming within the lake and that he had gotten again into the boat however she had not, in line with the Sheriff’s Office.
Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Sheriff William Ayub of Ventura County said Ms. Rivera’s body had been found near the surface of the water in the northeastern portion of the lake. The depth of the water in that area is between 35 and 60 feet.
There were no signs of foul play, he said.
Ms. Rivera made her acting debut as a 4-year-old on the 1991 CBS sitcom “The Royal Family.”
She also had guest appearances on other shows including “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Family Matters.” But Ms. Rivera was probably best known for her role as a sharp-tongued singing cheerleader, Santana Lopez, on “Glee,” which ran on Fox from 2009 to 2015.