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Medical Examiner Confirms Naya Rivera’s Cause of Death

Naya Rivera (Photo: s_bukley/Shutterstock.com)

Naya Rivera (Photo: s_bukley/Shutterstock.com)

An autopsy has confirmed Naya Rivera’s cause of death – the young mum and actress died by drowning in Lake Piru.

The 33-year-old’s body was recovered by authorities yesterday, after a 6-day search. 

In a report released by the Ventura County Medical Examiner, it’s revealed that Naya’s death was a tragic accident:

“The autopsy findings are consistent with a drowning and the condition of the body is consistent with the time that she was submerged;” the report reads.

“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.”

The report also confirmed the identity of the body through dental comparisons.

Naya was reported missing on July 8 after her 4-year-old son Josey was found alone in a boat in the middle of the lake.

He’s now in the care of family.

During a press conference, Ventura County Sherriff Bill Ayub said that Josey told investigators his mum helped him back into the boat before disappearing under water.


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