‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera’s cause of death has been confirmed as drowning and the way of death is an accident.
The Ventura County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identification of the body and becomes determined her cause of death to be drowning and the way of death is an accident.
“The autopsy findings are consistent with drowning and the condition of the body is consistent by the time that she was submerged,” the report received by some media outlets stated.
“No traumatic wounds or disease processes were recognised at autopsy. There is no indication from the investigation or examination that drugs or drink played a role.”
The 33-year-old star went missing on July 8 while boating with her 4-year-old son Josey at California’s Lake Piru.
An investigation was started to find Rivera after authorities found her son alone on a boat in the middle of the lake, which is located about 50 miles north of Los Angeles.
On Monday, July 13, the Ventura County Sheriff’s department said that a body had been found at Lake Piru. Hours later, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said that authorities are “sure” that the body is Rivera’s.
The body was discovered floating at the surface of the lake by personnel searching by boat early Monday morning.