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. The publicity surrounding the Levy case was largely a result of her connection to then-Rep. Gary Condit, D-California. Condit and Levy had an affair and police questioned Condit many times in connection with the murder.
A California native working as an intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the 24-year-old Levy disappeared May 1, 2001. Her remains were found in May 2002 by a man walking his dog in a remote area of the park. Guandique has been imprisoned at the Federal Correctional Institution-Victorville, a medium-security facility, north of San Bernardino.