NORWICH – The lead investigator in the Ganesh Ramsaran noted their were several incongruities in Ramsaran’s voluntary statements to police, Tuesday in Chenango County Court.
As the final witness for the prosecution, Lieutenant Richard Cobb testified in court Tuesday to having essentially been in control of the case investigated by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office in 2012 and 2013, barring a brief time when former Chenango County Undersheriff James Lloyd was still employed by the department.
Audio was played for the jury Monday and Tuesday from a recorded discussion between Cobb, Detective Gary Miller, and Ramsaran at Ramsaran’s home on March 22, 2013. At this time, the body of Jennifer Ramsaran had already been located. During the recorded conversation, Ramsaran told detectives again what had happened the day of Jennifer’s disappearance.
Cobb recalled some inconsistencies with Ramsaran’s prior voluntary statements to police. More specifically, Ramsaran said in March that on the morning of Jennifer’s disappearance, he had gone for a run from his Sheff Road home westbound down Route 23, took a left onto Wells Road, and ran to the top of the hill. He then turned around to go back to Route 23, then made his way to Rexford Street, Silver Street, then Mitchell Street in the City of Norwich.
Cobb said the Wells Road and City of Norwich street names were additions Ramsaran had not included in prior discussions.
On the audio recording, when asked by detectives if Ramsaran had touched Jennifer’s iPhone after finding it at the bottom of Moonhill Road in the Town of Plymouth, Ramsaran said no. Ramsaran said he found the phone by using the “Find My iPhone” app, then called 911.
“I never went down there, no way,” Ramsaran said on the recording.
“The last four months, she (Jennifer) changed,” Ramsaran continued on the recording. Jennifer was “always on the [expletive] iPod or iPhone,” he said, adding that he “was the one tucking the kids in and stuff.”
The audio also has Ramsaran telling police that Jennifer had been emailing him locations of possible houses they could move to as a family. One location was Tennessee.