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Police Ready Arrest Warrant in Chandra Levy Case

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 21, 2009 9:53 PM CST
Police Ready Arrest Warrant in Chandra Levy Case
Chandra Levy's mother, Susan Levy, left, and Donna Relay of the victims advocate group "Wings of Protection," stand outside her Modesto, Calif., Saturday.   (AP Photo/Al Golub)

(Newser) – Investigators in the 2001 slaying of Chandra Levy have prepared an arrest warrant for a Salvadoran immigrant convicted of similar attacks in the park where the former intern disappeared, a source close to the investigation said. An arrest is thought to be imminent. A second source said the break in the case came in part from DNA evidence.

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"There's not a day or night it's not on our minds," said Levy's mother. "When it comes to holiday time and family get-togethers, there's a big void." Levy, 24, went missing in 2001 in Washington. Authorities questioned former Rep. Gary Condit in her disappearance, but he was never a suspect in her death. Ingmar Guandique, 27, has denied any involvement, but he's serving 10 years for attacking two joggers around the same time.
      (Read more Chandra Levy stories.)

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