Chandra Levy was a young California woman working as an intern in Washington. She became a missing person in 2001. Unfortunately for one congressman–Gary Condit, it became public knowledge that the 2 were having an affair. Condit was married which complicated things.
Condit was in the hot seat and a suspect in Chandra’s disappearance. It appeared that he was almost rescued by 9/11. The focus went off him. More than a year after she went missing, her remains were discovered in Rock Creek Parkway. The Levy family of Modesto, California hired their own investigators when DC investigations proved to be inept.
In 2009, Ingmar Guandique, a 29-year-old Salvadoran immigrant was charged with her murder. Guandoque was apparently linked to her murder after he and other gang members ran on at the mouth. Ingmar Guandique was in prison for other crimes when arrested for the murder of Chandra Levy. Condit will testify at the trial.
Condit was trounced in the primary that fall and is no longer a congressman. Had the Levy family not kept the pressure on, he might still be. Condit is writing a book. It will be interesting to see what he has done with himself.
Earlier coverage of Chandra Levy by this blog.