Is there an Arrest Near in Chandra Levy Case? Ingmar Guandique Arrest Warrant?


This there finally going to be an arrest in murder of Chandra Levy?Chandra_Levy

It’s been 8 years since Chandra Levy went missing as she disappeared on May 1, 2001 and her remains found over a year later in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. The controversy surrounding Chandra Levy’s disappearance implicated  California Democrat U.S. Representative Gary Condit as they had been having an affair. Although never named a suspect in Chandra’s disappearance or murder, the consequences of the affair lead to an abrupt exit from Congress.

After all this time, police are now stating that they are close to an arrest in the Chandra Levy case. It is being reported that an arrest warrant will be issued for Ingmar Guandique, who is currently in prison in California.

Police are close to arresting an inmate they’ve already interviewed in the eight-year-old murder case of Chandra Levy and charging him in her disappearance, FOX News has confirmed.


Ingmar Guandique

Law enforcement officials said an arrest warrant will be issued for Ingmar Guandique, who is currently in prison in California.

Officials said Guandique will be served papers there and likely then flown to Washington, D.C., to hear the charges against him.

WRC-TV in Washington, DC is reporting that Ingmar Guandique is in jail for assaulting two women in Rock Creek Park. This is the same park where Levy’s remains were found a year after she vanished.

Guandique attacked a woman two weeks after Chandra’s disappearance in the middle of May 2001 and another in July. The women were jogging in Rock Creek Park, when he “clotheslined” them and dragged them down the hill. There was a struggle, they escaped and he ultimately was caught and pled guilty.

Guandique is now serving a 10-year sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary-Victorville in Adelanto and is eligible for parole in 2011. The FBI most likely wants to close the case before his parole date, Brad Garrett tells ABC News.

UPDATE I:  Salvadoran immigrant in connection with the 8 year old slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy

In an interview yesterday, Susan Levy, Chandra’s mother, said she was told by D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and Lt. Michael Farish, a supervisor of the department’s cold-case squad, that investigators had made a breakthrough.

The case has been bedeviled by furious media attention and costly police mistakes. Levy, who was a 24-year-old intern for the federal Bureau of Prisons, was having an affair with Gary A. Condit, a married congressman from California, when she vanished. Police initially focused on Condit.

He was not charged and lost a reelection bid in 2002. He has long maintained that he had nothing to do with Levy’s disappearance.

Sources with knowledge of the case and speaking under the condition of anonymity said police are moving toward arresting Ingmar Guandique, 27. About the time of Levy’s disappearance in May 2001, Guandique, a day laborer, attacked two women at knifepoint in Rock Creek Park, where Levy’s remains were found a year later. Guandique is serving a 10-year sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary-Victorville in Adelanto, Calif., for the two attacks.

UPDATE II: Levy Parents ‘Bittersweet’ Over News of Expected Arrest in Daughter’s Murder

“We would like justice to be done, but even if it is done, it won’t bring her back so we’ll never really be happy,” Chandra’s father, Robert Levy, told FOX News’ Geraldo Rivera on Saturday.

“We have a terrible void in our life…we have a life sentence without her,” his wife, Susan, said.

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Posted February 21, 2009 by
Arrest, Crime, Deceased, Murder | 9 comments

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    9 Responses to “Is there an Arrest Near in Chandra Levy Case? Ingmar Guandique Arrest Warrant?”

    1. Richard on February 21st, 2009 11:01 am

      The Washington Post not so long ago featured a review of this case and of the information that has turned up. According to the Post, the widespread belief that Gary Condit was the perpetrator (a belief which I shared at the time, as did most people who followed the case intensively) was one factor discouraging police from considering other scenarios.

      Naturally, an arrest of Guandique (who is in prison anyway) does not prove anything. But if it comes to pass that he is convicted, there will be a lot of lessons for the “crime watch” brigade.

    2. fran on February 21st, 2009 12:25 pm

      Hard to believe, but I think they just may have something here. What peaks my interest is this guy claimed he ‘saw Chandra at the park.’


      IMO, as far as Gary Condit,……….he deserved the scrutiny he placed himself under. Yeah, he may not have committed the crime, but he definitely turned out NOT to be what he proclaimed to his constituency. He lost his carreer over this incident.

      Justice works in strange ways sometimes.

      At first, I too thought Condit was involved, but near the end of the wide-spread coverage of the case, I’d lost that suspicion…….Course, then there was 911 and Condit’s guilt or innocence was the furthest thing from my mind.


    3. 11B40 on February 21st, 2009 12:57 pm


      Ingmar Guandique – another illegal alien success story??? Doing rapes & murders Americans won’t do???

    4. HOPE on February 21st, 2009 4:48 pm

      That is one scary lookin’ Joe.

    5. Greg on February 21st, 2009 6:18 pm

      Look Condit was no saint. He was a married man getting sex from a woman who he got a paying Federal internship job.
      Gary Condit should have gone to hookers! Instead of the taxpayers paying for his sex.
      This is common theme with politicians in Washington. From Barney Frank to Newt Gingrich.

    6. Karen on February 22nd, 2009 4:16 pm

      I remember reading at the time the “oh by the way, another man attacked two women while they were jogging” hardly got mention by the press. It seemed so likely that the same guy attacked Levy. I didn’t follow the case much and assumed they would investigate this attacker. I am shocked now to read that they are just now charging him. Again, I didn’t follow this case at all except for an article here or there, but I do remember reading about this. Heck, if they can convict Scott Peterson for fishing in the same 20-mile vicinity as where Laci’s body was eventually found, they certainly can give due attention to the man who got caught attacking two women same 1-mile vicinity as where Chandra’s body was eventually found.

    7. PA Mom on February 23rd, 2009 12:23 am

      Fran #2, I agree with you totally. If this is the guy, they need to get him. He only got 10 years for his other crimes. He will be back on the streets to hurt someone again real soon.

      My real sympathy goes out to Chandra’s parents. They have to deal with this for the rest of their lives. I know putting this guy behind bars won’t bring their daughter back, but it may stop him from attacking again.

    8. Greg on February 23rd, 2009 7:22 am

      Ingmar probably has a record in his South America.

    9. ANewGirl on February 23rd, 2009 8:24 am

      While they certainly grind slowly, the Wheels of Justice do turn.

      11B40 makes a good point, too. Not that we don’t have our share of sick American Citizens as well who also Murder without reason….just kind of an extra kick in the arse when you find out the Perp was an Illegal Alien. Dept. of Homeland Security-/Dept. Of Corrections—are you OUT there??????? Do your fricken’ job and deport criminals like this, don’t put them back out on the Streets!

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