Police: Body Found In Area Where Missing Bartender Last Seen - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Police: Body Found In Area Where Missing Bartender Last Seen

Posted: Updated:
Sarah Majoras hasn't been seen since Saturday morning. Sarah Majoras hasn't been seen since Saturday morning.
An image captured by a surveillance camera shows Majoras early Saturday morning. (Courtesy: Lambertville Police Department) An image captured by a surveillance camera shows Majoras early Saturday morning. (Courtesy: Lambertville Police Department)
Searchers and members of a dive team search an area in Lambertville Wednesday. Searchers and members of a dive team search an area in Lambertville Wednesday.
A boot found in the water Wednesday matches what Majoras may have been wearing, investigators said. A boot found in the water Wednesday matches what Majoras may have been wearing, investigators said.
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. -

Investigators handling the search for a missing New Jersey woman say they have located a female body in a canal in Lambertville, right around the area where Sarah Majoras was last seen.

Investigators say the body appears to match the description of Majoras, but they have not yet determined the identity of the body.

"While the clothing description is consistent with what Sarah Majoras was wearing, a positive identification, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be handled by the Hunterdon County Medical Examiner," Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns said in a statement.

"The investigation still remains active until investigators determine what happened to Ms. Majoras," Kearns said.

Investigators don't believe foul play is involved.

"While we have no substantial evidence of foul play, our minds remain open, we are looking at all possibilities, and we continue to pursue any information we can in an attempt to make sense of what might have happened."

Investigators say the body was found just before 5 p.m. in the D & R Canal near the lock south of Bridge Street in Lambertville. Divers from the New Jersey State Police "TEAMS" Unit made the discovery after police say a boot was found in the canal by another diver earlier in the afternoon.

Majoras was last seen early Saturday morning leaving John and Peter's, a bar located on Main Street in New Hope.

Employees and bar patrons called themselves Sarah's second family.

Owner John Larsen closed the bar for the night so they could share their memories of the 39-year-old bartender.

"She was the smartest person,"exclaimed Larsen. She was the kindest person. And she was surprisingly tough he said, recounting how she vowed to chain herself to a tree he wanted to cut down after it kept blowing leaves on the business.

Others like neighboring business owner Peter Markowicz remembered her for her smile. "The picture I have of her is waving through my window. I always saw her smiling. She was a happy girl. "

Since Sarah's  disappearance, searchers from more than a dozen state and local departments and agencies have scoured the area between New Hope and Lambertville.

On Tuesday, police released surveillance images that captured Majoras crossing the New Hope-Lambertville Free Bridge.

The search, which also included dozens of members of the community, was updated regularly on social media. Members of the community even created a special hashtag on Twitter for people to post updates or tips.

Investigators are still asking that anyone with information surrounding her disappearance contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office through its communications line at 908-284-6162.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Man Dies Following Parachute Jump In South Jersey

    Man Dies Following Parachute Jump In South Jersey

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:19:43 GMT
    A parachute jump goes terribly wrong in South Jersey. A skydiver dies after what police describe as a problem with his wingsuit.
    A parachute jump goes terribly wrong in South Jersey. A skydiver dies after what police describe as a problem with his wingsuit.
  • Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:18:39 GMT
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
  • One Year After Marathon Bombings, Runners Return To Boston

    One Year After Marathon Bombings, Runners Return To Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:01:22 GMT
    One year after the explosions, 36,000 runners return to Boston. See how the city is securing the site.
    One year after the explosions, 36,000 runners return to Boston. See how the city is securing the site.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices