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Prosecutor: Majoras' death appears to be 'tragic accident'

Body found Wednesday positively identified as missing NJ woman

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Authorities on Thursday positively identified a body found Wednesday in Lambertville, N.J., as that of Sarah Majoras.

The Lambertville woman went missing early Saturday morning as she walked home from a bar where she worked across the Delaware River in New Hope, Bucks Co., Pa. Divers found her body in a canal south of Bridge Street, said officials, adding that her wallet, cash, identification, keys and flashlight were in her possession.

"Preliminary results from the medical examiner do not indicate anything suspicious," said Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns. "At this time, all indications are that Sarah's death was a tragic accident."

The official cause and manner of death from the medical examiner are pending toxicology results.

"Our hearts go out to the Majoras family and the many friends of Sarah in Lambertville and New Hope during this time of grief," Kearns said.

Officials asked anyone who might still have information that can shed some light on Majoras' disappearance or her death to call the Hunterdon County prosecutor's office through the Hunterdon County Communications Center at 908-284-6162.

Kearns acknowledged the many agencies that assisted his office and the Lambertville Police Department in the search for Majoras, including the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau, New Jersey State Police TEAMS Unit, New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit, New Jersey State Police Search & Recovery Task Force, Hunterdon County Sheriff's Department, New Hope Police Department, Lambertville Mayor DelVecchio, the Somerset County prosecutor's office dive rescue team, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Solebury Township Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Bucks County district attorney's office, the Lambertville Fire and Rescue Squad, New Hope Fire and Rescue units, Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit, Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety, and Palisades Search & Rescue Dogs.

"I also wish to thank the army of volunteer citizens and friends of Sarah that mobilized to assist in the ground search of the area," said Kearns. "They were very organized and helpful. I commend this dedicated group for their teamwork and perseverance."

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