A body found Wednesday in the canal in Lambertville matches the description of missing New Hope bartender Sarah Majoras, authorities announced.
Anthony P. Kearns said investigators will work with the medical examiner's office to positively identify the body.
But Kearns, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor heading the investigation into Majoras' disappearance, said officials will continue to work to discover what happened to her.
"There’s nothing to indicate that there’s been foul play," Kearns said during a 6 p.m. press conference, the second of the day.
He implored the public to come forward with more information that might help them determine exactly what happened to the well-loved woman, whom friends have described as sassy and strong.
Kearns confirmed that authorities believe a boot found Wednesday on the ice belonged to Majoras.
The boot was discovered hours before a body was found in the Delaware and Raritan Canal around 5 p.m.
Friends, acquaintances and even strangers have come together over the past four days to search for Majoras.
As word spread of Wednesday's discovery, they took once again to the Facebook page created by one of Majoras' friends. Originally created to coordinate the volunteer search for her, the page now bears hundreds of messages of condolence.
"It's excruciatingly hard to say that the search for Sarah might be over but we can not abandon the family that we have created over the past 4 days and for most - over the past 16 years," writes the page's administrator. "This community is testament alone to the overwhelming Love that we had for Sarah, the same Love that she showed all of us day in and day out.
"We ask that you reflect and grieve and reach out for support if you need it," the message said.