Arrest Reportedly Near in Chandra Levy Case

Posted February 21, 2009 at 9:20am

Washington television station NBC 4 is reporting that the Metropolitan Police Department is close to arresting a man for the murder of Chandra Levy, the 24-year-old government intern whose disappearance in 2001 made national headlines and ended the career of then-Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.).

The news outlet also reported Saturday morning that police have submitted evidence to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in hopes of arresting Ingmar Guandique, a man whose name has repeatedly come up in connection with the case and who is currently serving time for assaulting two women in Rock Creek Park. Levy’s remains were found in the park in 2002, one year after she disappeared.

Levy’s disappearance caused waves around Washington, with police initially questioning Condit, who had an affair with the intern. Condit denied any involvement in the disappearance, but the media firestorm ended his Congressional career.