Naya Rivera’s death has been ruled as accidental drowning and there’s no indication that traumatic injury, drugs or alcohol played a part in her death.
Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office released the autopsy’s findings on
Tuesday, July 14, confirming that the body found on Monday was the 33-year-old actress.
‘The circumstances and visual characteristics all indicated that the body
was that of Naya Rivera and the identity has been confirmed by dental comparison.
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 the decedent’s death, but specimens will be submitted for
toxicology testing,’ the report states.
Before she was found, her son told police that his mum “jumped into the water but
didn’t come back up” after he was found floating on the boat alone.
Naya’s body was recovered from the northeast portion of Lake Piru, located 50 miles north of Los Angeles, on Monday after she went missing last week.