Local TV station KNBC reported that the 33-year-old actor rented a pontoon boat by the lake and that his four-year-old son Josey was found on the boat with a life jacket.
Josey is said to have told investigators that his mother was swimming and could not return to the boat. Rivera’s identification was found on the boat.
At a press conference, Eric Buschow, spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, said that there was “no evidence of a crime at this stage” and “this may well be a drowning cases “.
Rivera’s decisive role was Santana Powell, a cheerleader, in the musical Glee by Ryan Murphy, broadcast from 2009 to 2015.
She was nominated for a Grammy with her co-stars for the casting version of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin ‘. Rivera appeared in 113 episodes of the series and went out with co-star Mark Salling, who committed suicide in 2018 after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. Another co-star, Cory Monteith, died in 2013 from an overdose of heroin and alcohol.
Before the role of Glee, Rivera was a child actress in shows including the CBS sitcom The Royal Family, which she joined at the age of four. In 2014 Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey, with whom she had her son. They divorced in 2018.