Body Found During Search for Missing Lambertville Woman

The body was found in the canal in Lambertville on Wednesday evening. There is no positive identification yet, but officials say the clothing description is consistent with what Sarah Majoras was wearing.


A body matching the description of Sarah Majores was found in the D&R Canal in Lambertville Wednesday night, four days after the 39-year-old woman went missing.

“At 4:50 this afternoon, a female body was recovered in the D & R Canal near the lock south of Bridge Street in Lambertville," Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III  said in a press release Wednesday evening.

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

Divers from the New Jersey State Police TEAMS Unit made the discovery after a boot matching the desciption of Majoras' was discovered in the canal by another diver.

Rescue crews, law enforcement and volunteers spent days searching for Majores, who went misisng early Saturday morning (Jan. 26) while walking home. 

Majoras was out at John and Peter's in New Hope on Friday night. It was after 2 a.m. on Saturday when she walk over the bridge and into Lambertville.

Security cameras on the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge recorded her crossing the Delaware River and turning north on Lambert Lane, according to Kearns. 

“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," Kearns said. 

Anyone with information can contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office through Hunterdon County Communications 908-284-6162. All calls are kept confidential.

“Our sincere condolences go out to the Majoras family and her many friends in Lambertville and New Hope," Kearns said. 

A Facebook page dedicated to finding Majores posted the following message on Wednesday evening:

There is no way to word this that makes this statement less painful. A female body was found tonight by rescue crews in the Canal in Lambertville that does match the description of Sarah. It's excruciatingly hard to say that the search for Sarah might be over but we can not abandon the family that we have created over the past 4 days and for most - over the past 16 years. This community is testament alone to the overwhelming Love that we had for Sarah, the same Love that she showed all of us day in and day out. We ask that you reflect and grieve and reach out for support if you need it. Please reserve any rhetoric outside of those lines and instead convert that energy into a positive force and send it to her family and closest friends. As involved as we feel - it is unimaginable how they feel. Thank you everyone for everything - we did this together - Stay Strong for Sarah. Rest in Piece kind soul.

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Steven A Martin January 30, 2013 at 03:32 PM
If she made it back to her home town then most likely she got into a vehicle either willingly or by force. If she wasn't abducted then she likely deliberately left on her own and does not want to be found.
Richard J Hutchinson January 30, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Please pray for the poor lady... Very very very sad :(
S M January 31, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Did they find out what exactly happened? I would love to hear that if someone did it that they get the right punishment!
Greta Cuyler (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 12:21 AM
@SM, they only found the body a couple of hours ago. We still don't know the cause of death and their investigation has only just begun. We probably won't know the ful story for a while.
Theresa Zito January 31, 2013 at 12:40 AM
Very sad and the cause of death doesn't even matter. What's left is everyone's grief and sadness. Pull together as you did to search for her and support her family and friends. RIP Sarah. Hope if this was foul that someone is punished for ending a young woman's life.
Tulio January 31, 2013 at 01:03 AM
So sad to heard this notice ,,,RIP Sarah
Steven A Martin January 31, 2013 at 02:34 AM
sorry for any loss of life, especially a young person . r i p
cah January 31, 2013 at 02:46 AM
So sad. My condolences to her family and friends. And a big thank you to all people who helped aid in her search.
SFB January 31, 2013 at 04:51 AM
This is so sad. RIP and condolences to the family.
Sanriobaby January 31, 2013 at 07:01 PM
My heart goes out to the family of this poor woman. Even if she isn't Sarah Majoras, the woman found had family and friends who loved her too. I hope that they find Sarah very soon, safe and sound. And if this turns out to be Sarah, then I hope whatever evil monster took her life is found quickly and be thrown under the jail...


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