- Naya Rivera's body was recovered from Lake Piru on Monday, 13 July
- According to a statement by Ventura County Sherif, the actress's body was found near the surface of the water
- The sheriff said that the mother of one used the last of her strength to save her son before she died
- The 33-year-old actress went missing on 8 July, at Lake Piru where her four-year-old son was found alone in the boat
Almost a week after Glee actress Naya Rivera went missing, her body has been found at Lake Piru.
In a statement by Ventura County Sheriff William Ayub on Monday, 13 July, the actress's body was found near the surface of the water in the northeastern portion of the California lake.
According to the Sheriff, there was no foul play in the death of the Glee actress.
Ayub said the body was identified as that of Rivera based on the location, physical characteristics, clothing and condition, adding that there was no life jacket on the body.
In a report by The New York Times, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy and will use dental records so as to make a positive identification. According to the sheriff, the mother of one used the last of her strength to save her son before she died.
"She mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself," said Sheriff Ayub.
Briefly.co.za previously reported the 33-year-old actress went missing on 8 July, at Lake Piru where her four-year-old son was found alone in the boat.
According to reports, Rivera rented the boat on Wednesday, 8 July, for the afternoon at Lake Piru, which is on the north-left of Los Angeles.
CNN reported Sheriff Captain Eric Buschow said that the mother and son were seen going out on the lake together but did not return on time, which prompted workers from the dock to go for a search.
The four-year-old was said to have been wearing a life jacket and there was an adult one that was found on the boat.
The boy could not tell what happened and is reported to have been sleeping when a boater discovered their boat drifting on the lake.
The mother of one is well known for playing Santana Lopez - the cold-hearted cheerleader in the comedy series Glee.
Rivera was married to actor Ryan Dorsey in 2014, who fathered her son before they divorced in 2018.
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