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February 28, 2013

Missing woman's sister: 'We miss you'

Police inform kin of body, autopsy

While an official identification on the woman’s body located in Chenango County has not been announced, the sister of missing mother Jennifer Ramsaran suggested in a solemn social media posting Wednesday that she presumes her sister is deceased.

“You can now rest in peace Jenny,” Joann Buff of Schoharie County wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday morning. “We miss you horribly but know you are in a wonderful place. Until we meet again.”

Meanwhile, a high-ranking police official has informed Jennifer Ramsaran’s parents that a woman’s body located in the town of Pharsalia on Wednesday was likely that of their daughter, a private investigator helping the family said.

Kevin Ryan, a Pennsylvania-based investigator, said based on the information supplied to the family by an official with the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, the parents, Thomas and Carol Renz, and their daughter, Joann Buff, believe the body located in Pharsalia is Jennifer Ramsaran. The 36-year-old mother of three has been missing since Dec. 11, when she left her New Berlin home to go Christmas shopping in Syracuse, according to her husband, Ganesh “Remy” Ramsaran.

Chenango County Undersheriff James Lloyd told The Daily Star that his agency is still awaiting for official identification of the body as well as a cause of death from the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy on the body was conducted by that office in Syracuse on Wednesday, he said.

Lloyd said he could not comment on what led authorities to the body. It was found several miles from where Jennifer Ramsaran’s cellphone was located by her husband in the town of Plymouth on Dec. 12.

Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride said the autopsy results could be available as early as today.

“We are going to be getting information from the autopsy, and we’re waiting for forensic information on other aspects of the case,” the prosecutor said.

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