Sheriff Bill Ayub says they’re confident the body discovered in Lake Piru today is Naya Rivera, and there’s nothing to indicate any foul play took place or she died by suicide … this was simply a tragic accidental drowning death.
Ayub says Rivera was discovered in the northeast portion of the lake, near the surface of the water. Her body will be taken to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy and positive identification.
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As previously reported, Rivera had been boating at Lake Piru with her son Josey, 4, when other boaters realized the child sleeping by himself on a boat rented for the trip. Police were alerted and identified Josey and his mother by the wallet and ID Rivera had left on the boat. Josey, who was found wearing a life vest, told authorities that he and his mom jumped into the water together but only he returned to the boat. An adult life vest was also found on the boat, suggesting Rivera wasn’t wearing one at the time of her disappearance.
Divers and other search efforts have been ongoing since Wednesday and authorities have previously shared they believe the 33-year-old may have lost her life in a possible drowning accident.