Friends and neighbors are in mourning after authorities found a body shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Delaware & Raritan Canal that matches the description of 39-year-old Lambertville resident Sarah Majoras

Volunteers organize their search for Sarah Majoras in Lambertville (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)

"We've all been searching for Sarah and we were hoping that she would be coming home safe.  We even joked that when we find her she needs to buy us a couple of beers or something, you know," George Altonen, a friend and co-worker of Majoras, said.

Altonen said the news is heartbreaking.  However he added, "It is a relief in one way, because we've been so worried, and the fact of not knowing has been weighing on us all.  It's definitely a sad day for all of us at John and Peters and every one of her friends because she was loved by everyone that she met."

Altonen and Majoras worked together at John and Peters, a bar in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Majoras was a bartender there.  Sarah Majoras was last seen at 2 a.m. Saturday when she left John and Peters and crossed over the bridge into Lambertville.

"Sarah was just a beautiful and wonderful person and she's going to be loved and missed for the rest of my life," said Altonen.  "All our hearts go out to Sarah, Sarah's family and her boyfriend Adam. She was a very funny woman.  She was witty, she was very smart, a very super smart woman, you know…she always had a smile on her face."

Altonen said Majoras enjoyed being a bartender at John and Peters, and was the person co-workers looked to for guidance to diffuse any situations between customers.  "She was always the one that had her head on right, and would always try to diffuse something, if there was an argument or something like that."

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

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)