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Break in Chandra Levy case will lead to an arrest

New evidence in the death of Chandra Levy case may lead to an arrest eight years after her death, The New York Times and the Associated Press reported.

Chandra Levy was a former intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington D.C. She disappeared on May 1, 2001 and her body was found in Rock Creek Park in D.C., more than a year later.

The story was highly sensationalized when the investigation of Levy's death revealed that she was in a relationship with Gary A. Condit a married seven term congressman from California.

Allegations that Levy was involved in her death helped to contribute to Levy's failed re-election bid in 2002.

The suspect in the case is Ingmar Guandique,27, a Salvadoran immigrant, according to both the Associated Press and The New York Times.

Guandique is serving a 10 year term in prison for similar attacks on women, and he was a person of interest early in the case. He denied being in the park at the time of the murder and he passed a lie detector test, according to the Associated Press.

Charges are supposed to be filed in several days.

The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/us/22arrest.html?ref=us

USA Today/Associated Press: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-02-21-chandra-levy_N.htm