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Arrest Expected in Chandra Levy Case

Charges are reportedly imminent in the disappearance and murder of Chandra Levy, the Washington intern, who had been romantically linked to the former California Congressman Gary Condit.

Levy’s parents — who, at the time of her disappearance, were members of the Congregation Beth Shalom, a Conservative synagogue in Modesto, Calif. — were informed Friday that police were close to making an arrest in the case, The New York Times reported:

Law enforcement officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because charges had not been filed, identified the suspect as Ingmar Guandique, 27, a Salvadoran immigrant who has previously denied any involvement in Ms. Levy’s disappearance and killing.

Ms. Levy’s killing is one of Washington’s most sensational unsolved crimes and has brought intense pressure on the Police Department. Ms. Levy disappeared on May 1, 2001, and more than a year passed before her body was found in Rock Creek Park in Washington.

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