Missing bartender's drowning death was an accident

39-year-old Sarah Majoras

March 11, 2013 3:55:27 PM PDT
Prosecutors say the death of a New Jersey woman who went missing after she left a bar in Pennsylvania has been ruled an accident. PHOTOS: WEBSITE and iPAD | WIRELESS

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns announced the finding Monday, saying Sarah Majoras' death was due to drowning. Kearns said toxicology testing showed the 39-year-old Lambertville 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 & Raritan Canal. She had vanished five days earlier after leaving a New Hope, Pa. bar and crossing over the bridge into Lambertville.

Majoras was a bartender at the establishment, but was not working there the night she disappeared. Authorities have said she went to the bar that night to hang out with some friends.