NORWICH Ė The search for Jennifer Ramsaran is over. Chenango County Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr. confirmed Thursday afternoon that a body discovered Tuesday evening off Center Road in the Town of Pharsalia had been positively identified as that the 36-year-old, missing since Dec. 11 from her 473 Sheff Road home in the Town of New Berlin.
The only question now is the cause of death, and Cutting said he could not speculate on whether or not foul play was involved as authorities await autopsy results from the Onondaga County Medical Examinerís Office in Syracuse. Itís alleged, however, that Mrs. Ramsaranís body was found unclothed and had rolled down an embankment. In addition, there were no signs of trauma; no personal belongings of the wife and mother of three were found in the immediate area; and itís possible the body had been covered by snow due to passing plows this winter, according to various reports, only revealed as snow began to melt.
Mrs. Ramsaranís cell phone was located by her husband, Ganesh Remy Ramsaran, on Dec. 12, one day after he first reported her missing and approximately six miles away from the body, near Moon Hill Road and state Highway 23 in the Town of Plymouth. Her 2006 Chrysler Town and Country minivan was discovered by her father, Thomas Renz, several days later at Plank Road Manor, Plymouth Street in the City of Norwich, approximately 12 miles from the location of the body.