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May 18, 2013

Ramsaran faces murder charge


“My heart aches for those children,” Caron said. “My heart aches for her family.”

She said she has met with several of Ganesh Ramsaran’s close friends, including his female running partner, noting it was her belief that none of them had suspected he would have harmed his wife.

“He did not present to me anything that was eyebrow-raising,” Caron recalled.

Shortly after police notified him the body located in Pharsalia had been identified as that of his wife, Ganesh Ramsaran said in a statement: “I would like to thank all those who gave up many precious hours of their own lives to help look for Jennifer.”

For several weeks after his wife turned up missing, Ganesh Ramsaran actively posted comments on social media, describing the ordeal he said he and his children were going through as a result of his wife not returning to the household.

In a detailed posting on his Facebook page in December, Ganesh Ramsaran said he and his wife first dated at a Halloween bonfire celebration Oct. 29, 1994, while both were students at the State University College at New Paltz.

Nearly five years later, the two married at Tempe, Ariz., on the campus of Arizona State University. Thirteen years ago, the couple’s first child, Cara, was born. Nearly three years later, the couple’s second child, Glenn, was born at the same hospital. Six years ago, the couple had a third child, Nicole, who was born in Albany.

“As the last few days have been blurred into one long nightmare I have finally let myself reflect upon the past a bit, something I normally don’t allow myself to do,” the husband, an avid running enthusiast and marathon competitor, wrote on Facebook.

“Jen would NEVER EVER leave our kids and I willingly,” the December posting continued. “She has never left home and not keep in contact within 2-3 hours via phone or text. She would never miss our daughters’ Winter Concert last night or her birthday tomorrow. I hate to say this but I have given up hope that she’ll be found safe and sound. The kids and I miss her so much, her laugh, her quirkiness, just everything. Today I went to Walmart and I grabbed my cell to call home and ask her a question about which item I should purchase and reality smacked me in the face and I started crying uncontrollably! That was rough! I am strong and I know the kids and I will get through this.”

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