Water was spilled onto the camera when sitting with the retracted lens pointing towards the ceiling.
I first removed the camera outer shells on front and back and removed the battery and attempted to air dry the camera. When the camera was operated the lens would not retract back to the camera body after shut off. I thus decided to speed up the "moisture absorbtion process" by putting the camera into a thirsty bag for 3 days.
The result of the time spent in the thirsty bag appears to have removed more mositure since there are more functions which properly operate on the camera after 3 days in the bag. The camera is still inoperative but I'm working on it. Maybe a week in the bag will change it's attitude!