Remy Ramsaran: Mourner to accused murderer

By Matt Porter

May 17, 2013 Updated May 18, 2013 at 12:36 AM EDT

New Berlin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) When Ganesh "Remy" Ramsaran reported his wife missing on Dec. 11, 2012, he became outspoken about her disappearance, even inviting the media into his home he then shared with the couple's three children.

Jennifer Ramsaran, 36, had reportedly left to go shopping at the Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse.

The Chenango County Sheriff's Office found Jennifer's cell phone the next day in Plymouth, and four days later her car in Norwich.

When her body was found on the side of a rural road in the town of Pharsalia months later in February, Remy Ramsaran called out for the killer to be found.

"I don't just want justice, I want vengeance," Ramsaran said then, "Someone knows something."

In a tearful interview, he spoke like a husband in mourning.

"You wind up feeling such guilt about maybe I'll go to the mall, what could I have done different?"

He appeared to show love for his wife as he spoke about explaining Jennifer's death their three young children.

"Mommy is with us at all times," he said. "If you want to talk to her, you can talk to her at any point in time. And she'll hear, and she'll hear and help us."

But Remy Ramsaran had always been suspect No. 1, according to authorities.

And not everyone felt he was telling the truth.

Ramsaran's next door neighbor Steve Simons said the family kept to themselves.

He said he wasn't surprised in the decision to arrest Remy Ramsaran.

"It's just the way everything went," Simons said, "And it took so long, it just kind of fell into play that he may be the one involved in it."

Ramsaran admitted a relationship with another woman, something he said his wife never knew.

Now, the Chenango County Sheriff believes Ramsaran is the killer.

Sheriff Ernest Cutting Jr. said they brought in Remy Ramsaran Friday morning for another round of questioning.

They arrested him, and he later pleaded not guilty to second degree murder during an arraignment at the Chenango County Court.

"Obviously, we wouldn't arrest someone for murder in the second if we didn't have strong indications that he was the person that committed the crime," Cutting said.

The sheriff said an autopsy report released this week tipped the balance of the case.

He credited the investigators for their work.

"They worked a lot of long hours," Cutting said, "Followed down tremendous amount of leads, and ultimately it led to Remy Ramsaran."

Ramsaran demanded justice, and never shied away from his accusers.

"The people that don't know us, the mudslinging and everything else. I have nothing to say," Ramsaran said in January. "The truth always comes out."

Police say they have the truth: That Remy Ramsaran killed his wife.

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