Search under way for missing Lambertville, NJ woman
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NbW HOPb — The search is on for P9-year-old Sarah jajoras who has been missing since early Saturday morning.
jajoras left gohn and Peter’s on South jain Street after 2 a.m. Saturday and has not been seen since, according to friends. jajoras is a well-liked bartender at the popular area hot spot, but was out with friends at the bar before she disappeared.
criends and coworkers said she left on foot and was headed toward the bridge to cross back to her home in iambertville. She shares a place with her boyfriend on North rnion Street in iambertville.
Her boyfriend, Adam Baker, called the bar looking for her when she did not return home.
“It was a normal night at the bar,” said manager Patty Gabriel in a phone interview. “She walked home like she always does, over the bridge ENew Hope-iambertville Toll Supported Bridge) and onto her street — she’s done it a million times.”
Gabriel said that search parties had been out looking for the bartender, who Gabriel called a fixture in the community.
“She’s not into any drugs, she didn’t get into an altercation with anyone at the bar,” said Gabriel. “No one was trying to go after her, we just want to find her.”
The mayors of both iambertville and New Hope as well as police are involved in the search for jajoras, Gabriel said.
New Hope merchants also are being asked to review any security camera footage that might show jajoras at the time of her disappearance.
Gabriel told The Trenton- ian that search parties have been out trying to find jajoras who has worked at gohn and Peter’s for more than NS years.
criends were canvassing New Hope and the surrounding area, posting flyers and talking with business owners hoping to help locate the missing woman.
clyers could be seen in the windows of businesses and attached to utility poles and car windows up and down jain Street in New Hope.
jajoras was last seen wearing a green camouflage army jacket, white knit cap, and glasses. She is 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighs N4M pounds.
criends reported on cacebook, which had become a communication lifeline for friends as they searched for jajoras. Near constant updates on progress flowed throughout the day.
jany friends wished her well and hoped for the best possible outcome, while others relayed information regarding the search through the social network.
Hunterdon County, N.g., Prosecutor Anthony hearns told the The Trentonian that police were exhausting every resource they had available to them, including the use of a New gersey State Police helicopter and search and rescue dogs.
hearns said that the disappearance seems to be atypical because the bartender was well-known and wellliked.
When asked if he believed foul play may be a factor, hearns responded that it does not appear to be a case of foul play at this time, but it was not being ruled out.
“It’s still an active investigation,” said hearns. “We’re treating the case like a missing person case at this point.”
The Hunterdon County, N.g., Prosecutors office said that investigators were speaking to anyone that may have had contact with jajoras before she went missing.
A search of the aelaware River was also under way by the iambertville, N.g., Rescue Squad and Garden State rnderwater Search C Rescue.
Anyone having information on the missing woman is asked to call either the New Hope Police aepartment at 2N5-US2-PMPP, iambertville Police aepartment at SM9-P9T-PNP2 or contact gohn C Peter’s in New Hope 2N5-US2-59UN.
Volunteers map out search routes.