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May 18, 2013

Ramsaran faces murder charge


Keith Wilcox, a stroke patient who had briefly employed Jennifer Ramsaran as a home health aide, recalled her as a kind and generous woman who was devoted to her children and enjoyed art as a hobby. He said Ganesh Ramsaran is “self-centered” and was responsible for the pain in the couple’s marriage.

In recent months, he said, Ganesh Ramsaran has been “constantly” inviting his female running partner into the home while the children were present.

“He wouldn’t even let the children go to church on Sunday with their grandparents,” said Wilcox, a New Berlin resident. “He would have the children stand on one side of the driveway while the grandparents stood on the other. That’s the only way he would let them talk to each other.”

At one point, said Wilcox, Ganesh Ramsaran deeply upset his 13-year-old daughter “by running down her mother right in front of her.”

Wilcox said he was disappointed the judge would allow Ganesh Ramsaran to be released if he posts bail, arguing that he should be held without bail because of the gravity of the alleged crime.

Law enforcement sources told The Daily Star that Ganesh Ramsaran was considered a potential suspect in the suspicious disappearance of his wife soon after he reported her missing the night of Dec. 11. He had told investigators that she had taken the family minivan that day for a Christmas shopping excursion to a mall near Syracuse.

On Dec. 12, Ganesh Ramsaran reported that he found his wife’s iPhone near Moon Hill Road in Plymouth. A work-at-home project manager for IBM, he claimed he used GPS tracking technology to locate the device. The minivan was located Dec. 17 in Norwich by Jennifer Ramsaran’s father.

The body was found Feb. 28 by Richard Hayner, who operates a nearby sawmill and is the father of Chenango County Deputy Sheriff Kelly Hayner.

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