Glee star, Naya Rivera’s 4-year-old son, Josey, has revealed that his mother called for ‘HELP’ before disappearing into the lake.
Naya Rivera, who is best known for playing Santana Lopez on TV musical-comedy Glee from 2009 to 2015, had been with her four-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, on Lake Piru, northwest of Los Angeles, on 8 July.
The report by the Ventura County Medical Examiner said Rivera and her son “counted ‘1, 2, 3’ and then jumped off the boat together.” Not too long after, Rivera told her son “to get back on to the boat,”
The 33-year-old had helped her son back into the boat after swimming and he had noticed her “put her arm up in the air and yell ‘help’ before she “disappeared in to the water”.
In the report, the medical examiner determined via toxicology that Rivera had a small amount of prescribed amphetamines in her system, but did not identify physical conditions or drugs as factors in her death. She had previously dealt with vertigo problems and had a recent sinus infection, the conclusion revealed.
Toxicology tests also showed Rivera had small, trace therapeutic amounts of the anti-anxiety drug diazepam and the appetite suppressant phentermine in her system.
In addition, there was “no known history of suicidal ideation or attempt,” according to the autopsy report.
Her body was found floating near the northeastern corner of Lake, about six days after she went missing.