Naya Rivera’s Cause of Death Ruled as Accidental Drowning
Naya Rivera’s cause of death has been revealed by the Ventura County Medical Examiner.
“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 medical examiner announced in a press release.
“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 reads.
The Glee star was confirmed dead at age 33 on Monday — five days after she disappeared during a trip to Lake Piru with her 4-year-old son.
Our hearts go out to the family.