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FBI biologist on stand at Levy trial

An FBI biologist, Wednesday in the trial of the man accused of killing Chandra Levy, said that authorities found no blood or semen evidence on the tights or panties found near where Levy's remains were discovered in Rock Creek Park.

Robyn Wolfe, now a lead biologist at the FBI lab in Quantico, said that she had examined 18 items over a five-day period in June 2002 as part of the investigation into Levy's death.

Levy, who was 24 and who had been an intern at the Bureau of Prisons, disappeared in May 2001. Her remains were found a little over a year later, and last year, a man who had been an early suspect in the sensational case was charged with killing Levy.

The man, Ingmar Guandique, is on trial in D.C. Superior Court, and Wolfe's appearance came on the seventh day of testimony as prosecutors work through some of the scientific elements of their case.

Prosecutors have said they have no physical evidence linking Guandique to Levy, and so Wolfe's testimony, which will continue this afternoon after lunch, was hardly surprising.

Photographs of the clothes believed to have been Levy's were once again on display as the lead prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Haines, led Wolfe through the details of her examination of the garments.

-- Henri Cauvin

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By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 1:58 PM ET
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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