Police prepare arrest in Chandra Levy case

February 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
There is a break in the Chandra Levy case and word of an impending arrest in the murder of the Washington D.C. intern from Modesto.

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The murder of Chandra Levy has been Washington's most famous unsolved crime, but now Levy's parents say police told them, they are close to making an arrest -- nearly eight years after her death.

WRC-TV reports that police believe the man responsible for Chandra Levy's murder is an inmate in the D.C. corrections system named Ingmar Guandigue.

Guandigue reportedly told fellow inmates he had seen Levy a number of times in Washington's Rock Creek Park before he killed her. A man walking his dog discovered her remains there a year after her disappearance.

Levy was 24, from Modesto and went to Washington to work as an intern. She was having an affair with Congressman Gary Condit, a married man who represented her hometown.

Condit repeatedly denied having anything to do with Levy's disappearance and police never called him a suspect, but Levy's family remained suspicious of him. All of it eventually led to the congressman's downfall when Condit failed to win re-election.

As for levy's parents, they got a phone call Friday night from investigators about the imminent arrest.

"Your child is dead and gone and it's painful but we're glad that the police and people are doing something, investigating, and making a difference so someone is not on the street to do it again," said Susan Levy, Chandra's mother.

Now according to WRC, police have submitted evidence to the U.S. Attorney's Office in an effort to get an arrest warrant for Guandigue.

He is currently in jail, convicted of assaulting two other women who were also jogging at Rock Creek Park.

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