NORWICH – Ganesh Remy Ramsaran, 38, of New Berlin, stands accused of having murdered his wife and the mother of their three children on or about Dec. 11, 2012. Charged with second degree murder – a class A-I felony – Ramsaran willingly made his way to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office for questioning Friday morning at approximately 11 a.m., shortly after being seen working out at the Norwich Family YMCA and after the Chenango County Sheriff's Office informed him they had questions about some discrepancies in the case. He was subsequently placed under arrest. The autopsy was a factor in the arrest, confirmed Sheriff Ernest Cutting, adding that authorities are reluctant to divulge any further details to avoid tainting the jury pool.
Ramsaran was arraigned in Chenango County Court at 1 p.m. Friday and was remanded to Chenango County Correctional Facility on $150,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of New Berlin Court later this week for a felony hearing.
Jennifer Ramsaran was first reported missing by her husband on December 11, 2012, after he said she failed to return from a shopping trip in Syracuse. A search for the missing woman was conducted by authorities over the next ten weeks while speculation ran rampant throughout the community. Those closest to Jennifer Ramsaran maintained a steadfast and vocal conviction as to her character and devotion as a mother. Her cell phone was discovered by her husband the day after he first reported her missing, located near Moon Hill Road and state Highway 23 in the Town of Plymouth – approximately six miles from where her body was later discovered – using the Find My iPhone application. Shortly thereafter, Jennifer’s father, Thomas Renz, found her 2006 Chrysler Town and Country minivan parked at Plank Road Manor on Plymouth Street in the City of Norwich, approximately six miles from the location of the phone and twelve from where her body was discovered on Feb. 26, 2013, nearly two and a half months subsequent to the filing of the missing persons report. Jennifer’s body was discovered unclothed, down an embarkment off of Center Road in Pharsalia. The body was later identified as that of the missing mother of three.