Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns announced that Majoras’ death was due to drowning. Toxicology testing showed she had a high level of alcohol in her system when she died.
Majoras’ body was found Jan. 30 by state police divers in the Delaware and Raritan Canal. She had vanished five days earlier after leaving a New Hope, Pa. bar and crossing over the bridge into Lambertville.
UPDATE: 1/31/13 – News has come out that a freelance photographer was the one that found a boot in the D&R canal and took a photo of it that helped lead police to Sarah’s body.
UPDATE 1/31/13 – The body found late last night was confirmed today to be Sarah Majoras. She was found under some ice in the Delaware and Raritan Canal, near the Lambertville Station, after one of her boots was discovered nearby. It is being ruled as an accidental death.
UPDATE: 1/31/13 – Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns said a body found today has not yet been positively identified as Majoras, but matches her description.
Previous story: Sarah Majoras, 39, from Lambertville, New Jersey left John and Peter’s bar in New Hope to walk home late Friday night and has not been seen since.
Sarah works at the bar but was not working the night that she was there with friends. Surveillance footage shows Sarah walking alone into Lambertville around 2:30 a.m. Saturday according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns. She went missing just past the bridge around Bridge Street and Lambert Lane.
Police said Sarah was wearing blue jeans, a camouflage jacket, a baseball cap, brown leather boots and glasses. She was described as 5-feet-4 inches tall and about 140 pounds.
Dive teams have searched the Delaware River and Raritan Canal along with canine searches and a helicopter fly overhead, but Sarah is still missing.
A Facebook page called “Find Sarah Majoras” was set up over the weekend, where updates on volunteer efforts and messages of support were being posted. More than 5,800 people had liked the page as of Monday afternoon. People were also posting information on Twitter with the hashtag #findsarah.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about Majoras to contact the Lambertville Police Department at 609-397-3132.