A surveillance footage released on Thursday shows the last moments Naya Rivera was seen alive before setting off on a boat ride with her son.
The video, from a camera at Lake Piru, shows Rivera, 33, pulling up on Wednesday in a black Jeep, wearing shorts and a baseball hat, and helping son Josey hop out, before grabbing a bag of supplies from the trunk.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s office said in a statement: “This is the recording from the security camera at the boat launch when Naya Rivera and her son arrived to rent a pontoon boat at Lake Piru. The video will show them departing the dock and travel north in the lake,”
Naya went missing on Wednesday, July 8, as she went on the boat trip with her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department said they began searching for her at the reservoir at around 1pm on Wednesday after she and her son failed to return a rental boat to the facilities after the three hours she paid for had expired. When the staff found the boat, they discovered her son floating on the boat alone.
The boy told authorities that he and his mother had gone swimming, and that he got back on the vessel but “his mom never made it out of the water,”
“Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
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