Jury selection for Ramsaran trial begins today

NORWICH – Jury selection begins this morning at the Chenango County Courthouse for the trial of Ganesh R. Ramsaran, who is facing the charge of murder in the second degree — a class A-1 felony — for allegedly killing his wife, Jennifer, in December, 2012.

Jennifer Ramsaran was last seen by her husband the morning of Dec. 11, 2012, and was said to be en route to Destiny USA in Syracuse on a Christmas shopping trip. Her husband reported her missing to authorities later that evening.

Jennifer Ramasaran’s cell phone was found on Dec. 12, 2012 in the area of State Route 23 and Moon Hill Road in the Town of Plymouth, while her 2006 Chrysler Town and Country minivan was discovered four days later at Plank Road Manor, Plymouth Street, in the City of Norwich.

With Jennifer Ramsaran’s body still undiscovered, a vigil was held in February of 2013 to spread awareness of Jennifer’s disappearance. Ganesh “Remy” Ramsaran addressed those in attendance that evening. “I’m so thankful and so appreciative of friends and for the community for their support. I know the people that know us and love us are here for us,” he said.

Said Ramsaran later at the vigil, “Law enforcement has been fantastic. I know that police are doing everything they can ... I leave everything in their hands to find Jen.”

A body was discovered on Feb. 26, 2013, nearly two and a half months following Jennifer’s disappearance. The body was discovered unclothed, down an embankment off of Center Road in Pharsalia. It was later identified as Jennifer Ramsaran.

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