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July 2001 —

Chandra Levy is missing. Representative Gary Condit has been accused of, has admitted to, a relationship with her.

Condit is not a suspect in her disappearance.

The buzz on Capitol Hill—to read the newspapers in English and American—is that Condit is a dirty no-good lowdown bastard because he had an affair with Ms. Levy.

And maybe he is.

But she's missing. Chandra Levy is missing. With all that this implies—up to and including the possibility that she is dead, and even that he killed her—any quibbling about a consensual relationship is ghastly.

It doesn't seem that anybody really cares about the well-being of Ms. Levy nearly so much as about the relationship that she had with a married congressman.

Disgusting. Appalling. Inhuman.
Dublin July 2001

In May of 2002, a man and his dog found Chandra Levy's body in Washington, D.C.

On April 22, 2009, the District of Columbia charged Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran (named in Swedish and French,) with Chandra Levy's murder. He awaits trial.

In November 2010, Guandique was convicted of murdering Levy and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

In July of 2016, prosecutors dropped charges against Guandique without explaining. The prosecution's main witness, Guandique's cellmate Armando Morales, had been recorded admitting he'd lied.

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