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Strange coincidence? Bartender's disappearance eerily similar to 2000 case


Sarah Majoras was last seen near the Delaware River. (Courtesy: Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office)

The boyfriend of a New Jersey woman last seen leaving an area bar once had a roommate who also disappeared after leaving the same bar, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Sarah Majoras, 39, was last seen at 2 a.m. Saturday crossing the Delaware River on a bridge that links the communities of New Hope, Pa., where Majoras works as a bartender, and Lambertville, N.J., where she lives.

Authorities say a body believed to be that of Majoras has been found in a canal not far from where she disappeared. 

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns says the body was found shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday by state police divers in the Delaware & Raritan Canal. It matches the description of Majoras, but a positive identification has not yet been made.

Kearns said there was no evidence of foul play in the death of Majoras, but the circumstances surrounding her death remain under investigation.

Investigators say security footage shows Majoras made it across the bridge above the Delaware River at about 2:30 a.m., according to local media reports. She is reportedly seen on video entering Lambertville and walking down Lambert Lane.

The investigation has drawn attention to an eerily similar case from 2000. Musician David Anderson disappeared after leaving John and Peter’s Bar in New Hope and heading to the home he shared with roommate Adam Baker, who is Majoras' boyfriend, according to the Inquirer. Authorities reportedly found Anderson's body in a nearby canal three days later.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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