Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Chandra Ann Levy, left, poses for a photo with Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., and her friend Jennifer Baker in this November 2000 photo released by Baker, in the congressman's office in Washington. Levy vanished April 30, 2001, after completing a federal internship in Washington. / Associated Press Photo

AFP/Getty Images / This undated file photo released by DC Police authorities shows Chandra Levy, a 24-year-old intern who disappeared 30 April, 2001 without leaving any hint as to her whereabouts

This undated file photo was released by the D.C. Department of Corrections. Guandique has been imprisoned at the Federal Correctional Institution-Victorville, a medium-security facility northeast of Los Angeles, California. An individual close to the investigation into the death of Chandra Levy said a warrant was issued Tuesday, March 3, 2009 for imprisoned Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique in the 2001 slaying. (AP Photo/DC Dept. of Corrections, File)1:17 p.m. ET, 3/3/09

Federal Corrections Complex, Victorville, California, is located approximately 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles on Interstate 15.

Warrant issued in Chandra Levy case
Imprisoned Salvadoran reportedly is suspect in her killing in 2001
Associated Press / Tues., March. 3, 2009

WASHINGTON - An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for an imprisoned Salvadoran immigrant in the killing of federal intern Chandra Levy, nearly eight years after the case captivated the nation's capital and ended the career of a congressman.

The warrant accuses Ingmar Guandique of killing Levy on May 1, 2001, as she walked her dog through Washington's Rock Creek Park, said U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Taylor. Guandique, 27, is already serving time in a federal prison in Adelanto, Calif., for attacking two women in the same park.

"It dawned on me that there's very little I can do or anyone else can do for the Levys other than to offer them justice," District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a news conference. "This has been a long time coming."

The warrant is the latest development in an investigation that had gone cold for years after destroying the career of former U.S. Rep. Gary Condit of California.

Investigators in 2002 questioned Guandique in Levy's slaying after he was convicted in the other attacks, but he was not charged at the time.

Levy was 24 and had just completed an internship with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons when she disappeared in May 2001 after leaving her Washington, D.C., apartment. The Modesto, Calif., woman was wearing jogging clothes when she vanished, and a man walking his dog found her skull and bones in the park a year later.



FairestWitness said...

I feel so much sympathy for the Levy family. What a horrible end to their daughter's promising future. All she did was go hiking in a park in our nation's capitol. What a damn shame.

All the what if's.........

Particularly, what if our damn government actually protected our borders from illegal violent felons. Too bad the Levy's can't sue the government for not keeping this killer out of here.

FairestWitness said...

It would be difficult for me to "grow a pair" since I am a lady, but you're right about defending oneself. Law enforcement comes into play after a crime has been committed.

I only lamented how undeniably we've all been failed by our government's horrid lack of border security. And our elected officials look upon these millions of illegals as potential future voters and are trying to find a loophole to give them citizenship, eligible to vote.

Talk about not giving a shit about the American people. We should clean out both houses of Congress and start over with all new legislators.