Naya Rivera’s Cause of Death Revealed


The cause of her death has been confirmed one day after Naya Rivera’s body was discovered in Lake Piru, Calif.

On Tuesday (July 14), the Ventura County Medical Examiner confirmed that an autopsy showed the cause of death of Glee actress to drown and that it was an accident.

“The autopsy findings are consistent with a drowning and the condition of the body is consistent with the time that she was submerged. No traumatic injuries or disease processes were identified at autopsy. There is no indication from the investigation or examination that drugs or alcohol played a role in [Rivera’s] death, but specimens will be submitted for toxicology testing,” the press release obtained by People read.

Rivera, 33, was missing with her 4-year-old son, Josey last week, after renting a boat in Lake Piru, California. When the boat didn’t return, staff found Josey alone, sleeping and wearing a lifejacket in the lake following the 3-hour rental. An adult life jacket still stood on board, thought to be Rivera’s. Rivera’s body was found on Monday (13 July), after a day’s search in harsh water conditions.