Surveillance footage introduced Thursday exhibits Naya Rivera and her 4-12 months-aged son setting off alone on a Southern California lake — for a boat experience that would close in tragedy, with the actress missing and presumed lifeless.
The video, from a camera at Lake Piru, displays Rivera, 33, pulling up Wednesday in a black Jeep, sporting shorts and a baseball hat, and encouraging son Josey hop out, right before grabbing a bag of materials from the trunk.
The pair can then be observed strolling toward the docks, exactly where they are fulfilled by a staffer who potential customers them to a pontoon, in accordance to the footage introduced by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
Following a couple of minutes in the vessel, the mom-and-son depart on the tranquil, open waters, the solar shining brightly.
The 16-moment online video ends with the boat shifting out of sight on the reservoir in Ventura, about 56 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Hrs later on, Josey would be discovered sleeping by itself on the boat in his life jacket, by dock staffers who released a research when Rivera, the former “Glee” actress, didn’t return the boat as planned.
The boy informed authorities that he and his mom had absent swimming, and that he acquired back on the vessel but “his mom by no means manufactured it out of the drinking water,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Donoghue reported earlier Thursday.
“Investigators feel Rivera drowned in what seems to be a tragic incident,” the sheriff’s business claimed in a statement.
A search for her continues to be is underway.