This there finally going to be an arrest in murder of 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.
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.
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.
“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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