The Strange Case of Ganesh Ramsaran Part 1: Background
In late October of 2023, Ganesh Ramsaran was back in court where he was handed a new sentence after admitting guilt to the murder of his wife Jennifer. In this multi part series, we'll explore the events leading up to the recent sentencing, as well as all of the strange twists and turns the case presented.
Ganesh "Remy" Ramsaran was convicted in 2014 in Chenango County for the killing of his wife Jennifer, which took place in 2012. In October of 2022, a judge ordered a new trial based on apparent deception on the part of Ramsaran's attorney. In October of 2023, Ganesh Ramsaran pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a reduced charge.
Who Was Jennifer Ramsaran?
At the time of Jennifer's death, she had been married to Remy Ramsaran for just about 13 years. The couple had initially met at SUNY New Paltz as students. The couple had three children and settled in the Upstate New York town of New Berlin, Chenango County. Remy worked for IBM as an engineer in project management, and Jennifer stayed at home with the kids.
December 11th, 2012
A pivotal date to the entire case is December 11th, 2012. It was on this day, according to Remy, that Jennifer Ramsaran set out to Syracuse to buy a dress for their daughter to wear for her holiday concert. Jennifer never returned from that errand. Remy was concerned that she hadn't returned and called the authorities. Her abandoned van was eventually located, and in February of 2013, Jennifer's frozen body was found on the side of a desolate road in Pharsalia, NY. Jennifer's body was nude, and an autopsy was conducted.
Investigation Focuses on a Suspect
The autopsy led to Jennifer's death being classified as a homicide. Exact cause of death was not apparent, yet the M.E. noted that Jennifer was dealt a blow to the head before expiring. During the early days of the investigation fingers pointed at a British man named Rob, with whom Jennifer had an emotional affair with via online gaming. This suspicion was quickly put to bed, and all eyes turned to Remy Ramsaran.
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