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Chandra Levy case still unsolved!!!

Talk about strange coincidences! For totally random reasons, I came across the two-and-a-half-month-old news story about Chandra Levy on Wednesday.

Then, on Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s office announces that charges are dropped against the illegal immigrant!

Citing “unforeseen developments” that they would not describe, prosecutors said Thursday that they were dropping charges against the man they had long accused of killing a young intern in a Washington park more than 15 years ago. The surprise decision means that the death of the intern, Chandra Levy, remains one of the nation’s most notorious unsolved crimes.

An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, Ingmar Guandique, was convicted in 2010 of killing Ms. Levy in Rock Creek Park and sentenced to 60 years in prison. But he was granted a new trial last year after prosecutors acknowledged that they had withheld evidence that cast doubt on the credibility of their main witness.

On Thursday, the United States attorney’s office in Washington issued a brief statement that said in part: “Today, in the interests of justice and based on recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week, the office moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with the May 2001 murder of Chandra Levy. The office has concluded that it can no longer prove the murder case against Mr. Guandique beyond a reasonable doubt.”

To all of the doubters in the comments who insisted that Mr. Guandique was guilty and this was just a Hail Mary by his attorneys, looks like you were wrong and I was right. As I wrote in a comment, “Condit was too much of a sleazy liar to be innocent. If he were a used car salesman instead of a Congressman, he’d be in prison for her murder.”

This is something I wrote back in 2009:

This blog post/article from 2001 explains the case against Gary Condit. Unexplained absences in his schedule and other suspicious behavior the week Chandra Levy was murdered, with no satisfactory explanations for any of it (what was he doing in Luray, Virginia?). Association with criminals and biker gangs. Perverted sexual appetites. Cheating on his wife with multiple sexual partners. Condit had a motive to kill (to keep his sexual behavior secret so he could get reelected), the sleaziness to make you think he might do such a horrible thing, and the association with criminals that would enable him to hire a hit man.

For these reasons, I’m not entirely convinced by the alleged confession of the Salvadoran illegal immigrant Ingmar Guandique to another prison inmate. Such jailhouse confessions are notoriously unreliable. (And part of the confession was that Gary Condit paid him $25,000 to kill her.)

It doesn’t seem likely to me that nineteen-year-old Guandique would go on a crime spree immediately after killing Chandra. Usually, after a first murder, the murderer gets scared and lays low for a while. But we are told that six days after the murder, Guandique burglarized his neighbor’s apartment, and seven days after that he assaulted another woman in Rock Creek Park. (See Washington Post article for timeline.)

This was something I was totally on top of all along. Why won’t people believe me?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 29, 2016 at 12:37 AM

Posted in Crime

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  1. You seem to have abandoned any attempt to actually reason. How in the world do you conclude that Condit’s status as a congressman allowed him to escape focus as chief suspect, simply because prosecutors withheld evidence that might have subjected their main witness to impeachment? As I asked before, and you failed to respond, why would the black-run DCPD look at a congressman from Modesto as anything other than an oily used car salesman? You think the had the same status in town as Colin Powell or Bob Dole?

    tiny blades

    July 29, 2016 at 12:55 AM

  2. I think Condit benefited from 9/11. I remember this Chandra Levy thing was the big news story in that summer, and Condit was getting a lot of heat and media scrutiny, and then 9/11 hit and the whole thing kind of went down the memory hole.


    July 29, 2016 at 1:36 AM

  3. I expect a Condit donation to the Clinton Foundation and this will all blow over.

    Mike Street Station

    July 29, 2016 at 6:03 AM

  4. The DCPD interviewed Condit FOUR different times during the weeks after the murder, he kept having to go back over and over. That does imply some degree of ineptitude, but I still can’t see Condit having the gonads to drag a body into a park outdoors, or pay someone to do that.

    Also, I think that if Condit did find the mental fortitude to commit a murder, he would also have the IQ to know to take the body far away, rather than leave it somewhere in somewhat close proximity to his residence.


    July 29, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    • Condit was in or at least associated with outlaw biker gangs.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 29, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    • The new theory is that since he was into bondage with some other woman he must have been into it with Chandra and she accidentally died. That really explains nothing except the reason for her death because otherwise Condit would have no motive.

      But it doesnt explain why Condit would drag the body three miles down a running path to dump it. That invites a lot of opportunity to be seen. So then we have to invent the supposition that a married Congressman also likes to have sex on a public pathway. And rough sex too. There is no evidence of this at all.

      Lion of the Turambar

      July 29, 2016 at 9:07 AM

  5. Also, Levy was found wearing running sneakers, and sports bra and her walkman was found nearby. Hardly the kind of gear your put on for a fantasy sexual tryst. She was also known to run in that park.


    July 29, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    • Yeah, more likely she was just killed in the park by Condit’s assassin. He wanted her killed because she was going to expose his extramarital flings (because she loved him and wanted him to dump his wife). Or maybe she knew too much about his illegal activities (like the girl that Frank Underwood killed in House of Cards).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 29, 2016 at 9:35 AM

      • Makes no sense, Lion. Having her killed brings more public heat on Condit than just finding another ditzy intern to screw. You’ve been watching too many Dick Wolfe shows. Murder-for-hire is extremely rare and difficult to hide and execute, and it’s not professional white folks getting embroiled in stuff like that, they’re too smart to think they can get away with it.

        Also, it was well documented that he had 5+ more affairs other than Chandra. He had a widely-known reputation for sleaziness. Condit was also already aware that Levy had told many people about the affair with him, even telling people that Condit was “her man.”


        July 29, 2016 at 9:56 AM

      • Or more likely, a Schvarz did it.

        Men Belli

        July 29, 2016 at 11:52 AM


    Babs Proller met the man when she was living in a Maryland hotel. He had helped the local actress carry her dog, Buddy, to her fourth-floor room, and over the course of several days in early July, the two neighbors became friendly.

    She soon learned that her new acquaintance, Armando Morales, was a convicted felon and former gang member, recently released after decades in prison. He was also the star witness in one of the Washington area’s most sensational murder trials.

    Proller eventually became suspicious of Morales and began recording hours of their conversations. Eventually, she contends, Morales revealed a secret that she caught on tape, telling her that he had lied when he testified in 2010 that a onetime cellmate had confessed to killing Chandra Levy.

    Those clandestine recordings led to a stunning announcement by District prosecutors on Thursday that they would drop all charges against Ingmar Guandique, who was facing a retrial in the 2001 slaying of the federal intern, according to Proller and individuals familiar with the investigation.

    MEH 0910

    July 29, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    • Yikes! Guandique is a member of MS13. Nice solid citizen there.

      Babs Propeller (who has appeared on “House of Cards” to make this SWPL) went to Chandra Levy’s mother and *she* is the one who blew the prosecution by saying that the jail house informer (who I suspect is shtupping Ms. Propeller) recanted his testimony.

      There is something with these Jewish parents. Fred Goldman was also out of control.

      Lion of the Turambar

      July 29, 2016 at 3:41 PM

  7. From what I read elsewhere, the original case against Ingmar Guandique was based largely on the testimony of another jail inmate who claimed that Guandique confessed to him that he murdered Chandra Levy. The other inmate has now said that he made that story up and Guandique never confessed.

    Prosecutors were forced to drop the case because they only had the circumstantial evidence that Guandique had attacked other women in the same area.

    This does not mean that Guandique is innocent and it certainly does not mean Condit is guilty. Condit may have been a sleaze bag, may have liked rough sex, but that does not make him a murder.


    July 29, 2016 at 11:41 AM

  8. This Guatemalan probably did it. Jailhouse confessions are usually accurate. Criminals won’t admit guilt to interrogators but are famous for bragging to other cons in the joint. They probably leaned on the witness to get him to withdraw his testimony. It could be bribes or intimidation. Watch, this “innocent” guy will probably commit another crime fairly soon, and be arrested again. The Third World is infested with guys like this, and Guatemala is probably the worst in Central America. Its not even safe for tourists to go there.

    Joshua Sinistar

    July 29, 2016 at 3:52 PM

  9. Chandra Levy, Katie Perry. Won’t be surprised if you work Kat Demmings into a post.


    July 29, 2016 at 8:46 PM

  10. If Guandique “confessed” it must have been in Spanish since he surely doesn’t speak English well enough to make a confession. I think he did it and the prosecutor cannot retry because of prosecutorial misconduct.

    E. Rekshun

    July 29, 2016 at 8:51 PM

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