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Unsolved D.C. murder case moves to SoCal

February 26, 2009 12:06:45 PM PST
An investigation into the unsolved murder of federal intern Chandra Levy nearly eight years ago may now be moving to Southern California.The rumors started several days ago, and they were sparked by Chandra Levy's parents, who indicated they got a call from D.C. police saying they were close to making an arrest in the case.

Now, there are reports that two D.C. police officers are in the Adelanto area to interview an inmate at the federal prison in Adelanto.

The suspect is believed to be 27-year-old Ingmar Guandique, who is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence in Adelanto for assaulting two women in D.C. about eight years ago, around the same that Levy disappeared. The two attacks occurred in Rock Creek Park, where Levy's body was eventually found.

Guandique is an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, and he has been questioned in this case in the past. However, he has always maintained that he has nothing to do with Levy's disappearance.

Levy's parents have indicated that there may be new evidence, possibly DNA evidence, linking Guandique to Levy's death.

When Levy had disappeared, a lot of the focus was on Congressman Gary Condit. It was revealed that he was having an affair with the intern. He was never charged, but the notoriety destroyed his political career.