Naya Rivera’s 4-year-old revealed his mother’s last words before she disappeared in Lake Piru on July 8.
The late actress’s son, Josey, was able to inform authorities what his mother’s last words were. The child indicated that they were in the water and after the 4-year-old was on the boat, Naya yelled, ‘help’. After that, she seemed to have gone underwater, as per the autopsy report.
The report re-confirmed the reason for the actor’s unfortunate death as drowning” and called it an “accident.” Naya went missing on July 8 and the official date mentioned on the record is July 13, the day her body was found. According to the report, “According to wind records for the lake area, the high wind speed went up to 8 mph and there were wind gusts greater than 10 mph and up to as high as 21 mph in the afternoon.”
The report also added that the area in which she was found had a depth of about 25-30 feet. It was with an underwater shelf nearby that was about 65-70 feet deep.
Naya and ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, share the 4-year-old. Both Naya and her child were seen parking and exiting her Mercedes G-Wagon SUV on July 8. The mother-son duo was going to the lake for a fun summer adventure.
Naya’s son was found hours later after she went missing. He was alone, in the boat, sleeping with his life vest on. The child was by another boater, according to the report.
“The autopsy findings are consistent with drowning and the condition of the body is consistent with the time that she was submerged,” the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed in a July 14 statement. They further added that no injuries or disease processes were revealed in the autopsy.
Ryan and Amber’s Tribute to Naya
There is also no indication of drugs or alcohol usage in the body, according to the office. Naya’s ex-husband penned a heartfelt tribute to his late ex-wife on social media.
Ryan wrote it is unfair and there are no words to express the pain everybody is feeling. He said he cannot believe this is life now and describes a memory he shared with Naya.
Ryan continued, “You were just here… We were just in the back swimming with Josey the day before. Life just isn’t fair. I don’t know what to say…I’m thankful for our times and our journey that brought us together and gave us the sweetest and kindest smart little boy we could ever hope for.”
He further thanked everybody who reached out to him and his family during this difficult time. Former Glee star, Amber Riley performed a heartfelt tribute to her late co-star Naya Rivera on Thursday evening’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The actress, singer, and activist honored Rivera with a heartfelt performance of her new track “A Moment”. It was from her debut self-titled album, out October 2.
As the Glee star sang about grief and overcoming our toughest battles, photos of Rivera as a child. There were also messages she wrote to her friends and family flashed behind her. The background soon transitioned to pictures of Rivera as a young adult on the Glee set, and in recent years, as a mother to her four-year-old son Josey.