Prosecutor’s Office Confirms Body Found in Canal Is Missing Lawrence Woman

runyonThe Mercer County Prosecutor’s  Office confirmed late this afternoon that the body recovered from the canal at Carnegie Road just off of the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park trail this morning is missing Lawrence resident Martha Runyon.

The body was discovered shortly after 10 a.m. today. A spokeswoman for the Prosecutor’s Office said her death has been ruled a suicide by drowning.

Runyon went missing from her home late Sunday night.

the 60 year old was an employee for the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission and was known by many area residents and non-profit leaders for her weekly newsletter about cultural events across the county.