UPDATE FRI 8PM: Police confirm the body they found in the waters off Rt. 96A in Waterloo belongs to Monica Zello.
Per the State Police:
The State Police and the Canandaigua Police Department announce that the body of the woman found Wednesday, November 22, in the canal in Waterloo is Monica Zello, age 29, from Naples.
UPDATE WED 5:40PM: State Police say a woman’s body has been found near the location where the SUV was recovered.
At approximately 4:15pm members of the State Police Under Water Recovery Team found the deceased body of a female in the general area of where a vehicle was removed from the canal in Waterloo earlier today.
Troopers will release the name of the woman found after the body is positively identified.
On November 21, at approximately 7:30pm the State Police and the Canandaigua Police Department located a vehicle in the Erie Canal near ST -96A in the Town of Waterloo.
This morning the State Police Under Water Recovery Team was able to retrieve the vehicle and tow it to land.
The vehicle belongs to the missing woman who was last seen late Friday night in Canandaigua.
Monica Zello, age 29, has not yet been located and both agencies are currently searching the area where the vehicle was found.
The State Police Helicopter and numerous K-9 units are assisting in the search.
The investigation is continuing.
State Police and the Canandaigua Police Department are now confirming a missing Naples woman’s SUV was found Tuesday night in the Erie Canal near State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo. This morning the State Police Under Water Recovery Team was able to pull the SUV out and bring it to shore. 29 year old Monica Zello was last seen late Friday in Canandaigua. The State Police helicopter and police dogs are assisting in searching the immediate area near where the SUV was found.
When last seen Zello was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and boots. She blonde hair, green eyes, is 4’11’ and weighs approximately 100 pounds.