Police located the body of a woman Tuesday in the Chenango County town of Pharsalia on Tuesday, not far from where a cellphone belonging to missing mother of three Jennifer Ramsaran was found shortly after she disappeared last December, authorities told The Daily Star.
Sheriff Ernest Cutting Jr. said the body was taken to Syracuse, where an autopsy was to be performed by the Onondaga County medical examiner’s office. He noted that Pharsalia borders on Plymouth, where Ramsaran’s cellphone was located Dec. 12. The body was found off Center Road.
Dental records are expected to be examined in an attempt to confirm the identity of the body. “We don’t now who the body is at this point,” he said.
Kevin Ryan, a private investigator who has been assisting Jennifer Ramsaran’s parents, Thomas and Carol Renz, said: “It’s my understanding that a body has been found. If it is Jennifer’s, it will bring closure to the family after three excruciating months.”
Jennifer Ramsaran’s phone was found in Plymouth by her husband, Ganesh “Remy” Ramsaran, who told THe Daily Star he used GPS technology to locate it.
Cynthia Caron, the head of a New Hampshire based missing person’s organization, said last week that Ganesh Ramsaran told her that he advised investigators that he had a one-time sexual tryst with a woman who is a friend of his wife. Caron insisted the husband was not having an affair with the woman, and indicated that Ganesh Ramsaran was convinced his wife had never become aware of the tryst.
Caron said she was convinced that Ganesh Ramsaran played no role in the disappearance of his 36-year-old wife..
Ganesh Ramsaran has set up a Facebook page that he says is devoted to helping police locate his wife. He attacked the administrators of a second Facebook page that has also included postings about the case as being run by “cyber stalkers.”
That page, Help Find Jennifer Ramsaran, has included postings from people who have questioned the sincerity of the husband’s efforts to locate his wife.
Ganesh Ramsaran, a marathon runner, said he told police he went to the YMCA in Norwich the day he last saw his wife. He said she told him she was headed to a Syracuse mall to go Christmas shopping.
The Chrysler mini-van she was driving was located several days later by her father, 74-year-old Thomas Renz, outside a Norwich apartment complex.