Many Questions, Few Answers Forthcoming In Ramsaran Case

By: Brian Golden

NEW BERLIN ­– More than four months have passed since Ganesh Remy Ramsaran first reported his wife, Jennifer L. Ramsaran, missing, the mother of three allegedly last seen leaving the couple’s 473 Sheff Road home to shop at Destiny USA in Syracuse on Dec. 11. The subsequent discovery of Ramsaran’s body, located Feb. 26 down an embankment adjacent to Center Road in the Town of Pharsalia, has only led to more speculation in what many are calling the area’s most recent homicide. In fact, a number of people have repeatedly asked the same question in recent weeks, be it on the street or online via social media: Is there a murderer on the lose in Chenango County?

It’s a mystery that has only deepened in the days and weeks that have passed, and very little in the way of information or details in the case have been made available by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office pending the results of an autopsy, first expected to take six to eight weeks. Nearly ten weeks have passed since Ramsaran’s body was found, even as local law enforcement, the district attorney’s office, and the community as a whole wait for a cause of death to be established.

“Due to tests that the medical examiner has ordered, we’re still awaiting the results of the autopsy,” stated Lt. Rich Cobb of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, “this is still an ongoing investigation.

Cobb added that it’s not unusual for an investigation of this kind to take longer than people may realize. Some have wondered at the district attorney’s early involvement with the case, although Cobb said that is nothing new.

“In a general sense, in a major case such as a missing person or possible homicide, the DA’s office is typically involved early on, it’s not unusual at all,” he added.

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