Searchers have found the body of a woman in the canal behind the Lambertville Station that matches the description of the popular bartender who has been missing since early Saturday. The Hunterdon County prosecutor said the body has not been positively identified as Sarah Majoras, but that her family has been contacted and are very saddened by the news. Prosecutor Anthony Kearns also said the investigative team will work with detectives and the Medical Examiner to determine how she died.
"At this time, we do not believe there is foul play. There's no evidence of foul play," Kearns said.
The body was discovered shortly after one of Majoras' leather boots was found on the ice in the D & R canal, which is where she disappeared. Divers have been searching that canal since Monday.
Majoras went missing early Saturday morning. She was headed home from John and Peter's Pub in New Hope, Pa., where she'd been hanging out at the bar with friends. It's also where Majoras has worked for the last 16 years.
Majoras started her one-mile trek across the bridge over to Lambertville, New Jersey after 2 a.m. Saturday. Surveillance photos released on Wednesday show Majoras crossing the bridge over the Delaware River from New Hope into Lambertville, and then crossing the street. She turned North on Lambert Lane and then walked along the D & R canal toward her home. Majoras, 39, was four blocks away when she disappeared.
On Friday, investigators asked the public for help.
"Our plea to the public now is if anyone has any information regarding where Sara Majoras may be or if anyone was in the area, we're asking them to come forward and tell us if they saw anything, heard anything, if they know of anyone who may have given Sarah a ride, etc.," said prosecutor Kearns.
After the discovery of the body, Kearns thank the communities in both towns for their cooperation and said investigators are still trying to determine what exactly happened.
If you have any information that will help, call New Hope police at 215-862-3033 or Lambertville police at 609-397-3132 or Hunterdon County Communications at 908-284-6162.