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Lambertville Bartender's Body Found

Jan. 31, 2013

Solomon Leach

The body of a person believed to be Sarah Majoras was pulled out of the Delaware and Raritan Canal on Wednesday following a four-day search.

Investigators could not positively identify the body immediately as that of Majoras, 39, who disappeared early Saturday, but they said that the body matched her description and that her family had been notified.

The body was discovered about 5 p.m., Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns said at a news conference Wednesday.

"This investigation will continue. We are working with the . . . county medical examiner," Kearns said. "We will try to seek answers on what occurred early in the morning of Saturday [Jan.] 26th."

No signs of foul play were found, Kearns said, although investigators have not ruled anything out. He encouraged the public to contact authorities with any information that might help investigators.

"We would like any information from the public in terms of if they saw anything or heard anything that they would deem to be suspicious or significant," he said.

Earlier, divers recovered a boot from the canal fitting the description of those worn by Majoras.

When asked whether the body was found fully clothed, Kearns would not say.

"Until we further the investigation and further collaborate with the M.E.'s office I'm not able to get into any specifics at this point," he said.

Majoras, a popular bartender, was last seen about 2 a.m. Saturday, when she left John and Peter's bar in New Hope, where she worked. Cameras showed her crossing the bridge into Lambertville, N.J., and heading north.

Source: (c)2013 the Philadelphia Daily News Distributed by MCT Information Services

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