Naya Rivera was reported missing after she was went boating on Lake Piru with her son. The 4-year-old child was found napping on the boat, alone, by people on another boat and Naya was nowhere in sight. The authorities had sprung into action but feared that she may have drowned, in the absence of any other leads.
As reported by TMZ , Ventura County officials reported finding a body in the lake and it was soon confirmed that the body belonged to the missing actress they were searching for.
Her son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, did not know what exactly happened to her but was able to tell the authorities that they were swimming in the river sometime earlier. He told them that she was able to boost him up to the river but had then disappeared under the surface of the lake. The authorities mentioned that the currents were particularly strong that day and that may have been one of the factors that led to her death.
According to the police authorities, there was no evidence suggesting any kind of foul play nor was there any evidence of a suicide. They said that it was, as far as they could immediately tell, an accident and death by drowning.
Meanwhile, a few of her co-stars from the show Glee had arrived at the lake and stood in solidarity with her family who is grieving the loss of a wonderful woman, gone too soon.