Naya Rivera’s explanation for loss of life has been dominated unintentional drowning by the medical expert in control of the case. The actress greatest identified for her position on the Fox musical Glee went lacking final week after renting a ship along with her son. Her physique was recovered from Lake Piru on Monday. The actress’ son had been discovered alone within the rented boat previous to the invention of Rivera’s physique.
The Ventura County medical expert confirmed Tuesday that Naya Rivera died from unintentional drowning in Lake Piru. The Glee actress had been lacking since final Wednesday, following the July 4th vacation weekend. No foul play was suspected previous to the ruling, and authorities believed her loss of life was an accident previous to the eventual ruling. Ventura County Sheriff Invoice Ayub had this to say in the course of the Monday afternoon information convention following the invention of Rivera’s physique.
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“Based mostly on the situation the place the physique was discovered, the bodily traits of the physique, the clothes discovered on the physique and the bodily situation of the physique, in addition to the absence of some other individuals reported lacking within the space, we’re assured the physique we discovered is that of Naya Rivera.”
Suicide was dominated out, and there wasn’t any indication of foul play within the loss of life of Naya Rivera. Following the invention of the physique, Rivera was taken to the Ventura County medical expert’s workplace. An post-mortem helped affirm the id of the physique discovered at Lake Piru. A constructive identification was made utilizing dental data. There have been no indicators of bodily damage, and there have been no ailments evident in the course of the examination. There was no proof of medicine or alcohol in Naya Rivera’s system. The investigators did submit samples for a toxicology take a look at.
Naya Rivera’s physique had been found at 9:10 am by search groups within the Lake Piru space. She was discovered floating within the NorthEastern a part of the lake in line with Capt. Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Division. Search groups had been extensively scouring the world for the previous a number of days, utilizing dive crews and sonar tools. Visibility within the lake was very low, which prolonged the search interval. Buschow supplied this concerning the search.
“That specific space, when it was searched by divers, they had been actually crawling on arms and knees on the backside of the lake connected by ropes so they may make their means again out as a result of visibility is so poor. That provides you sort of an concept of what the circumstances had been like.”
It’s suspected that Naya Rivera’s physique had been submerged for days, and was hid by the excessive timber within the space, which develop to be 15-to-20 ft in peak. Shortly after the invention of her physique, a number of of Naya’s former Glee costars united at Lake Piru to pay tribute to the actress, together with members of Rivera’s household. The household has additionally launched a press release.
“”We’re so grateful for the outpouring of affection and prayers for Naya, Josey and our household over the previous week. Whereas we grieve the lack of our stunning legend, we’re blessed to honor her eternal legacy and magnetic spirit,” the assertion continues. Naya was a tremendous expertise, however was a fair larger individual, mom, daughter and sister.”
“Thanks to the women and men of the Ventura, Tulare, and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Departments in your dedication and unwavering effort to search out Naya. We prolong infinite gratitude and ovation to the heroine who discovered her. Thanks to her associates, colleagues, and followers in your steady assist. Heaven gained our sassy angel. We kindly request that our privateness be revered throughout this very tough time.”
Naya Rivera performed Santana Lopez on Glee from 2009 to 2015. She appeared on 113 episodes of the sequence, and was one of many many LGBTQ characters within the present. Naya Rivera is survived by her mother and father, Yolanda and George; her brother, Mychal; her sister, Nickayla; and son Josey. This information was first reported at The Los Angeles Occasions.