Missing Bartender Disappeared 4 Blocks From HomeM
Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Officer
January 26, 2013: Sarah Majoras, on the far right, seen crossing the bridge over the Delaware River from New Hope, Pennsylvania into Lambertville, New Jersey.
Surveillance photos released on Tuesday show Sarah Majoras was just four blocks from her home when she vanished early Saturday morning. She was on a one mile walk that the missing bartender makes habitually. It takes her from her workplace in New Hope, Pa. to her home in Lambertville, New Jersey. The two quaint and trendy towns along the Delaware River are connected by a bridge.
"I'm just frightened. She could be in the water, you know, under the ice," said neighbor Linda Lehman. "I hope she's found."
The photos show Majoras, 39, crossed the bridge into Lambertville and then crossed the street, turning North on Lambert Lane. She then headed down along the D & R canal, toward her home on North Union Street. But she never made it home. Her boyfriend, Adam Baker, called police the next day. Friends, family, volunteers and police have been searching for her ever since.
"I wouldn't walk on this path at night. It's very dark, and it was slippery too," Lehman said.
Divers returned to the canal a second time on Tuesday, searching the water this time with the help of sonar. Other crews have searched the area on foot and by air. Detectives have been going door-to-door looking for witnesses and checking to see if private surveillance cameras may have caught something. They looked at Sarah's cell phone records, hoping to develop some leads, but said they revealed nothing about her disappearance.
Majoras has worked for 16 years as a bartender at the popular John and Peter's Pub in New Hope. But on Friday night into Saturday morning, she was just there hanging out with friends. She headed home around 2 a.m. Her friends there, like Patti Gabriel, brace themselves every time the phone rings.
"You don't know who it's going to be. You don't know if it's going to be someone saying, 'Stop the search,' or if it's somebody asking for information. So every time it rings, you're just a little shaky," Gabriel said.
The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's office released the bridge photos hoping they may jar someone's memory. "It's a small town. It is possible that someone saw her," said prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. "Hopefully we'll get a phone call with some information."
If you know something or saw something, call the Lambertville Police Department at 609-397-3132.