Police Search Around Home of Missing Woman

By Matt Porter

December 18, 2012 Updated Dec 18, 2012 at 7:16 PM EDT

New Berlin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Chenango County Sheriff's Office is carrying out search warrants at the home of Jennifer Ramsaran in South New Berlin.

Ramsaran was last seen on the morning of December 11, 2012.

Her husband told investigators that she planned to go shopping at Destiny USA in Syracuse.

Monday evening investigators with the Chenango Sheriff's Office and New York State police set up at the Ramsaran home on 473 Sheff Road.

Neighbor Steven Simons described the 36-year-old mother of three as quiet.

"Well the mom we talked to now and then," said Simons, "She seemed fairly friendly, a little bit stand offish."

Sheriff Ernie Cutting said they are executing search warrants for the 18 acre grounds, the home, cars, computers and phone records.

He said it is the next step in trying to locate Ramsaran.

"We want to look through the whole property," said Cutting, "We want to make sure, had she gone for walk, did anything happen. I mean we don't know."

The Sheriff said it was unusual to find her cell phone and car abandoned a few days ago without any word.

Her cell phone was found on December 12 on Route 23 in the Town of Plymouth. Her Chrysler minivan was found on Sunday in Norwich.

There is no sign whether she is dead or alive, so investigators are moving ahead as if she is still alive.

"At this point it's equal," Cutting said, "We're going to continue until we here from her or locate her. We're not gonna stop, we're gonna continue looking until we find answers."

A mobile unit is also on the scene so investigators can stay at the property while completing the search which is expected to last a few days.

The Sheriff's Office said the family is cooperating.

Neighbors said they never heard any loud voices or fights from next door.

Cutting said there are dozens of leads to follow. And as the investigation goes on, their work could become more complex.

"The more bases you cover," he said, "The more things you're gonna look at, and the more ground we're going to cover."

The Sheriff's Office said the key at this point is to reach out to anyone who knows Ramsaran or where she might go.

She's originally from Albany and has traveled a lot with her husband.

It asks anyone with information on this case to call the office's tip line at 334-2000 and choose option 1. All tips are confidential.