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13Man Charged in Chandra Levy Slaying

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This story really gripped me when it was big news back in 2001. I’ll always have the mental image of Chandra Levy’s father sobbing to the news cameras to help him find his daughter. I normally don’t get that emotional about the news, but this broke my heart. I knew right away that she was dead, and I think he probably did, too. Her body wasn’t found until a full year later.

Today, nearly eight years after her death, a man has been charged with the first-degree murder of Chandra Levy:

A jailed laborer from El Salvador has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2001 slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy, authorities said Tuesday.

The suspect, Ingmar Guandique, is serving a 10-year prison sentence in California for two assaults in Washington’s Rock Creek Park that occurred around the time of Levy’s disappearance. Levy’s remains were found in the park …

Guandique has been imprisoned at the Federal Correctional Institution-Victorville, a medium-security facility, north of San Bernardino.

It’s just so scary to think that there are such horrible people out there, killing strangers in parks. I like to believe that only happens in the movies.

I hope this brings some closure to her family.

March 3, 2009 at 11:58 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Chandra Levy