According to TMZ, the actress found her 26-year-old cousin, Vanez Ines Vasquez, lying unresponsive in her home last week.
Law enforcement sources reportedly revealed that Dawson walked downstairs in her Venice home last week Thursday when she found her cousin. Medical officials rushed to the scene and transported Vasquez, but unfortunately, they were not able to resuscitate her.
Vasquez, who worked for Dawson, had reportedly been suffering from hypertension and migraines. The early autopsy results reportedly revealed that she likely passed from natural causes.