Naya Riveria has been found dead at Lake Piru. According to Ventura County’s Sheriff Bill Ayub, Naya used the last of her life to save her 4-year old son.
The body was found on a Monday Morning and officials have confirmed that the individual was indeed the former ‘Glee’ actress. Her body was found towards the North-Eastern part of the lake, and is now with the Ventura County Coroner’s Office, being identified using dental records.
She disappeared on Wednesday, and a search party was sent out with divers, patrol boats and helicopters, only to find her son sleeping on the boat.
Actress Naya Riveria was known for her role in ‘Glee’ as Santana Lopez. She was a major part of the show, and many of her co-workers have shared their condolences with Rivera’s family.
Riveria’s last tweet was with her son, where the caption read ‘just the two of us.’ It’s indeed heart-breaking that a beautiful soul has departed.
Our hearts go out to Rivera and her family in this time of distress. As of now, the cause of death is unknown, but initial inspections have eliminated the possibility of suicide.
It is speculated that she might have accidentally drowned after she went to dive from her boat.
Naya’s son told the investigators that Rivera helped him get to the boat, only to find that her mother had disappeared once he turned back.