Prosecutor: Missing teen found in NJ pond drowned

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP - (AP) - A prosecutor says a missing New Jersey teenager whose body was found in a pond died of drowning.

Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi said Friday nightthat there were no signs of trauma to 18-year-old Sarah Townsend'sbody and no indication that foul play contributed to her death.

He says a final autopsy is awaiting the results of toxicologytests, which will take several weeks.

Townsend was last seen Monday morning when she left her family'shome in Florence to go to school. Her body was found Friday in apond in Burlington Township's Green Acres Park near where her carhad been discovered.

Police Director Walter Corter said Wednesday that authoritieswere told Townsend may have wanted to harm herself. But Townsend'sparents say their daughter was happy when she left home Monday.

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