Ramsaran Family Spreads Hope for Mother's Return

By Kelly McCarthy

February 18, 2013 Updated Feb 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM EDT

Norwich, NY (WBNG Binghamton) As the search for missing 36-year old Jennifer Ramsaran continues, family and friends hold a tribute in hopes of keeping her name fresh on everyone's mind.

Jennifer Ramsaran went missing Dec. 11 after leaving for a shopping trip to Syracuse.

The group came together Saturday to raise awareness, lighting purple lanterns as a show of love.

As each purple lantern rose into the bleak winter sky, her 37-year-old husband, Remy Ramsaran, said he saw the hope for his wife's return spread across Chenango County.

"Unless there's evidence of otherwise, always have hope. There's no doubt in my mind that we're not going to see her again," Remy Ramsaran said. "There's not doubt in my mind. And that's what keeps us strong."

The family was joined by the non-profit organization, LostNMissing, which came armed with updated missing person flyers to pass around town.

LostNMissing was created in 2006, organizing events like Saturdays -- called Shining Hope -- for nearly 300 missing people a year.

The organization says a majority of people located through LostNMissing are found by the general public.

"It's because they have made recognition from actually learning about that person who's missing and being able to perhaps go somewhere and spot the person at that point," said director and founder Cynthia Caron, of New Hampshire.

But the LostNMissing volunteers aren't just focusing on Jennifer.

They met under the St. Bartholomew's Church pavilion for her family.

"While my heart is with that missing person, my work is for the family. They're the ones that are here, they're the ones that need the support," Caron said.

They spent the day with friends and loved ones, and Ramsaran's children spread some hope of their own.

"You see them, they're doing OK, they're doing the best that can be expected," Remy Ramsaran said. "Of course they miss their mom, everyone misses Jenn, you know."

And his journey to become reunited with his wife of 13 years isn't over.

"Jenn is the only missing person in Chenango County. And not only are they doing everything they can, but they won't stop," Remy Ramsaran said. "And I so respect that."

It's been more than two months since anyone has heard from the mother of three.

And they hope Jennifer is listening.

"Don't be afraid to come home because your family love you, your parents love you, your children love you," Caron said. "It's OK to come home if you can, we don't know what happened to Jennifer."

If there's one thing her family will not let go of, it's hope for her return.

Anyone with any information on Jennifer Ramsaran is asked to call the Chenango County Sheriff's Office at (607) 337-1924.

All calls will be kept confidential.

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