LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - The volunteer search team pursues efforts to find Sarah Majoras, 39-year-old local woman who was reported missing Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26.
The search team is organized today at the Rago Auction Center in Lambertville, by Joe Ujj, a longtime friend of Majoras.
He willingly puts his busy life on hold to organize and lead the search mission, which included the development of a Facebook awareness page which already has upwards of 10,000 likes.
Ujj's wife, Katie is expecting their second child in April. She is responsible for, "setting up all of the grids and dealing with the maps," according to Ujj.
Ujj shares, "Everybody knows this is a really close knit community. Sarah is the type of person who goes out of her way for anybody. She's a strong intelligent woman and she would never back down from a fight.
She's strong-willed, and a master at New York Times crossword puzzles. She loves her friends and she has at least 400 to 500 people around her who love her.
This is not just a random bartender. This is a person of the community. A person who would do the same thing if anybody she knew was missing."
The volunteer staff is coordinating with local authorities who also lead search missions in hopes of finding Majoras.
Anthony P. Kearns, chief prosecutor of the Hunderton County Prosecutor's Office, said Tuesday brought no substantial updates. His office will continue to treat this as an active missing persons case.
"We are continuing to work with New Jersey State Police Marine Division. We expect to have a boat and canal search today, utilizing various technologies. We continue our search on land. We've been looking at videotapes from the area to see if we can create any type of timeline."
Helping the local authorities with compiling the tapes are her coworkers at the New Hope club, John & Peter's. It was the last place Majoras had been with company before she went missing.
One of her coworkers shared, "J&P will stay busy...and that's what will get all of us through this difficult time."
When Majoras left John and Peter's, she took a familiar route home, crossing over the toll-free bridge between Lambertville and New Hope.
Joe Donnelly, bridge commission spokesman, confirmed, "This bridge is the most heavily and traveled-by-bridge walkway of any bridge across the Delaware River."
Over the summer, easily 15,000 people can cross it in one day, Donnelly said.
Kearns confirms that Majoras was last seen after having crossed the bridge back into Lambertville, wearing a camo-style coat with blue jeans, brown boots, a scarf and a white-knit winter hat pulled over her ears.
Any information should be directed to Lambertville Police at 609-396-3132.