Body of missing woman found in Lockport canal

Canal search

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) –-The body of a woman reported missing on Sunday was found Monday around noon in a Lockport canal.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office says the 50-year-old woman was reported missing by her family, who found her vehicle Sunday along the canal near the Canal Road bridge. A Niagara County Sheriff’s Office bloodhound led a track from her car to the water.

The Lockport Police Department then used its police boat and searched the canal for several hours on Sunday but couldn’t locate the woman. The search continued Monday with help from the New York State Police Department’s dive team, which found the woman’s body in the canal.

Investigators say foul play is not suspected at this time pending an autopsy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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