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Breaking: Murder Charge Announced in Levy Case

D.C. police and federal prosecutors announce they have charged an illegal immigrant from El Salvador with first-degree murder in the death of Chandra Levy in Rock Creek Park in May 2001. Ingmar Guandique, 27, is already serving a 10-year prison sentence for attacking two other women at knifepoint in the park around the time of Levy's disappearance.

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By David A Nakamura  |  March 3, 2009; 1:05 PM ET
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Zzzzzzzz....Wake me when its over....

Posted by: MUPPET | March 3, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

This is ancient news, not breaking.

How about some coverage of the Pamela Butler disappearance?

A white girl goes missing seven years ago and you're still all over it like white on rice. An African American federal employee goes missing and you bury it...

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | March 3, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

The guy is an illegal, not an immigrant.

Posted by: grunk | March 3, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Soon to be breaking news that was prematurely reported last week.

Posted by: lostinthemiddle | March 3, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

must someone always bring up race? It's the people who do, that are causing the racial divide amongst us.

Posted by: mcglamary | March 3, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Do anyone care? Guess what, I don't. I have my own problems in life and with the economy going to H$LL, I could careless on who kill this woman.

Posted by: Ward4DC | March 3, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Hasn't he been a suspect since 2001? Breaking News...SLOW NEWS DAY at WAPO!!!

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | March 3, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

This arrest does not mean Gary Condit was not involved somehow.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | March 3, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

This is not breaking news. However, I am glad that an arrest was made. Must be a slow day.

Posted by: | March 3, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

why is it that everyone that posts something says something about race if you kill you will pay ever what race you are

Posted by: cobra01 | March 3, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Was Pamela Butler also having an affair with Gary what's-his-face? If not, unfortunately these cases are a dime a dozen unless there is possible 'scandal' associated with it... as if murder weren't enough.
Also, "grunk" is correct about the ILLEGAL not IMMIGRANT statement. There's a whole world of difference... but we just don't seem to get it, do we?

Posted by: jeandulaney | March 3, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Funny to read all the "who cares", "I have other things to worry about" posts . . . yet you all took the time to log in and post a rebuttal/comment to the story.
Frankly, this just brings closure to the story. That is reportable.

Posted by: liledjen4901 | March 3, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

So why would he kill one victim, but not the others? It really sounds concocted.

Posted by: amcmahan | March 3, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey anarcho-liberal-tarian it was a cold case. Race has nothing to do with it. Maybe when they find Pamela Butler (alive God willing)it will become breaking news too.

Posted by: Meggiebabe | March 3, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

The Chandra Levy saga is kinda like a long-lived "Twin Peaks" including the haunting picture shown at the end.

Posted by: jhtlag1 | March 3, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Gary Condit *was* involved. He was having "a relationship" with Ms. Levy at the time of her murder, likely nothing more. Sure was bad luck/timing on his part. If you're going to break the rules, you have to be prepared to pay the price.

Posted by: DigiMark | March 3, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, an illegal immigrant from Central America accused of commiting a brutal murder on an American female citizen. I thought all "undocumented" workers were peaceful, law abiding and hardworking?

Posted by: jabreal00 | March 3, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Ward$DC, too bad it wasn't you. Go suck one.

Posted by: MRGB | March 3, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Atleast the ACLU has a new client to defend.

Posted by: cschotta1 | March 3, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post are a bunch of racests; "illegal immigrant," really? It's Undocumented American people, get with the program.

Posted by: fsxl | March 3, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Why in G-d's name do some of you find it so offensive that the news is reporting on this? How would you feel if it was your sister, or daughter, or friend that went missing and turned up dead? How would you feel if they never followed up on it just cause it had been several years and other people had gone missing since? Sure, the economy is goin to hell, partially because the ppl in this country are so dam greedy and materialistic that they can't learn to stop spending money that they don't have. I worked as an intern for a senator shortly after Levy was killed. People were given me a lot of crap about it at the time. I'm glad to hear that there is finally some sort of closure. If you don't like the news, then don't read it. But don't make such ignorant, obnoxious comments. It's insulting to the deceased, her friends and family, and the rest of us out here who do still care more about humanity than money.

Posted by: tova2 | March 3, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

How very convenient. That's all I can say.

I call B*S*

Posted by: bittercat | March 3, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

We should not blame the illegal immigrant. It may have been accident. If his constitutional rights were violated he should be freed

This is what many politicians think. They love illegals. Illegals rape, murder, kill cops, take money from taxpayers, etc. They should all be arrested. But people, especially those in DC, loves illegals.

Posted by: txengr | March 3, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Whoah! ... May 2001.
I wonder if the whole thing had link to 9/11.

Posted by: scooterlibre | March 3, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

This illegal alien accused of killing Chandra Levy could be one of the thousands of illegal aliens that Obama wants to give status to in the US. America, you need to wake up!!! I feel sorry for the family of this young woman and the families of all the young women who are missing or dead, but especially Chandra's family because this guy wasn't even supposed to be in this country. Illegal aliens must have a reason for not coming to the US by legal means. We need to stop illegal entry into this country. God bless you Chandra! Maybe through your death you can make a difference in someone else's life - I hope your congressman works to make it harder for illegals to get into the US.

Posted by: Jimmie54 | March 3, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me, I believe you mean "undocumented worker."

Posted by: Rob_ | March 3, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

He's just killing people Americans won't kill.

Posted by: grunk | March 3, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

ILLEGALS kill an average of 25 Americans per day.


Posted by: tncdel | March 3, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

The right wing witch hunt against Congressman Condit, led by Faux News, Geraldo, Rita Cosby, was a disgrace. He should sue every last one of them. Thank God for the right person finally being arrested for the Levy family's sake.

Posted by: MKM1 | March 3, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Instead of sensationalizing the Gary Condit angle, this could have been wrapped up long ago. Guandique was the attacker/killer then that he is now and just imagine, a questioned suspect let go. Go figure.

Posted by: Karadsh | March 3, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Did not think we'd see "illegal" and "immigrant" strung together in the WAPO.

Posted by: RWR1911 | March 3, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

If he is undocumented he probably is not American.

Posted by: crt0211 | March 3, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Very racist article ... it's the criminal person who matters not his status let alone his country of origin.

How who define the wacko who shot and killed the Chilean students in Florida recently ? American-born psyco ??

Posted by: mharrisonp | March 3, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I hope they have the right man (it sounds like it, and he had a similar modus operandi in attacking other women who were able to fight him off). Chandra was much smaller physically than the other women.

The bottom line for me is two things:

1) If he did it, throw the book at him!!
2) I hope and pray her family have some peace. I cannot imagine having a child (or anyone in my family) murdered.

Posted by: scottiedog | March 3, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Give me a break, why is it always about race?
No, of course, not; but, it is always brought up by persons who can not think beyond their small minds and hateful attitudes. Please get over it!! Boo hoo, so somebodies great, great, great grandfather was slave. My grandmother worked in a sweatshop and my Dad grew up on spinach and barley. Other races and ethnic groups have had it just as bad as the Negroids (yes, that is a race, not a slang term). Pay attention to your children, families and neighborhoods and make something of yourself. Wow, enough with the Black card. It is old already and pathetic.

Posted by: OccHealthNurse | March 3, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

This arrest does not mean Gary Condit was not involved somehow.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | March 3, 2009 1:33 PM

Or you. You always have something useless to post. It's amazing. It must suck being you.

Posted by: askgees | March 3, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

A very concerned citizen.

When are the people in this country going to wake up?

My wife and I live in a community located in California. It used to be quite ethnically diverse. It is now approximately 70% Latino, mostly from the Country of Mexico. There never used to be any gang land violence in this community. No longer! The gang violence has become rampant and each year this violence is increasing exponentially. It's virtually all coming from the Latino community. It's unfortunate, but these are the facts. Each time it's raised as an issue, the counter argument from the Latino community invariably goes something like this. You're all just a bunch of racist gringos. There seems to be a sense of entitlement coming from this community. We want special needs, we want our language, we shouldn't have to learn English, we want special education, we want free medical, the southwest and California is really part Mexico, we want, we want, we want, we're entitled. I know a lot of people south of the border are really good human beings. They're being brutalized and disenfranchised by the corrupt Mexican government and rampant Drug Cartels, which by the way is now all over the West coast of the USA, and moving east. Back to the main point. An unlimited number of illegal immigrants, will end up crushing this system, it's not sustainable. In fact one can make a very compelling argument that in many areas it already has. Not enough money and to many people competing for to few resources, a receipt for disaster. It's really unfortunate, you fearless political leaders haven't a clue. You live in the Washington bubble, apparently oblivious to what's really going on. You know, one big global open borders love feast. Not!

Posted by: morphylius | March 3, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post are a bunch of racests; "illegal immigrant," really? It's Undocumented American people, get with the program.

Posted by: fsxl | March 3, 2009 1:47 PM
Uh no....Undocumented American? Give me a break.

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | March 3, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

How unbelievably crass some of these comments are. Murder is no big deal as long as it's not your sibling, your spouse, or your child.

Posted by: exco | March 3, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

And we've been paying to maintain this trash with our taxpayers' money???!!! And no, he is NOT an "undocumented worker", he is an illegal criminally murderous alien, which most of them are now. They come now to either murder, rob, or rob the system and have tons of kids to work welfare and social security. Trash like this should simply be offed.

Posted by: elleyeyegreen | March 3, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

so when does Gery Condit get his seat back?

Posted by: foobar2 | March 3, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Just a convenient way to wrap up another case. It makes no difference if they have the right person, they have one that works. This will come back to all of us. This is no different then the problems DC has with its child services dept. A couple of years ago they we're behind in cases. They we're sued and still couldn't reduce the case load. Low and behold they were able to close the cases in record time. I guess if you stamp closed on the file it's all good. DC is a joke; the people of DC have been victims to this BS for 20 + years. Maybe one day they'll wake up. If that happens let us know. Then we may give you a voice in Congress.

Posted by: askgees | March 3, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to the Post for stating the fact that the serial rapist named in the murder of Chandra Levy should not have been in America in the first place with an opportunity to rape and murder our daughters.

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid personally took the E-Verify provision that would have asked employers to verify online with the Scoial security administration the validity of an applicants social security card out of the $787 Billion stimulus package. That act encourages and incentives millions of illegals to enter America and enables them to work here taking away American jobs, crushing our health care systems when they invariable don't pay for medical services and crushing our schools. California is exhibit A.

24% of prisoners in American jails are illegals.

President Obama is afraid to build the border fence for fear of losing support among the left of his party but Obama please at least implement the E-Verify regulation and protect our people and workers.

Posted by: msmithnv | March 3, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

You should all feel awful about posting these comments. The poor woman was murdered and you say you have better things to do. You are all going to hell.

Posted by: northeasterrrrrrr | March 3, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

He's not American, so he can't possibly be an "undocumented American". You get with the program and get your facts straight, along with your spelling, fsxl.

Posted by: elleyeyegreen | March 3, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Not to get technical, but since we are talking about words here ... "illegal" is an adjective - someone cannot be "an illegal." Illegal has to modify something - and what's wrong with "immigrant"? How is someone who has come to this country from somewhere else (legally or not) not "an immigrant"? Illegal immigrant is fine.

jeandulaney - what exactly is the world of difference that we just don't get?

On the political front, I have to agree with the sentiment to curtail illegal immigration so we can all sleep safely at night. I bet if all the illegal immigrants were deported the murder rate would drop to zero; as we all know, native-born Americans and legal immigrants hardly ever kill each other.

Posted by: stantheman1 | March 3, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Oh boy, a bunch of college kids have narrowed it down to a "most-likely-propable" - because The WDCPD couldn't take the investigation any further than they did because clearly they lost the trail because obviously they got outsmarted. So the trick is get a little school team together to "work" on the case for a year and break the story like a "Hooray, they did it!" prodigy tale. Now the WDCPD gives into a small amount of pressure and SURPRISE!!! "We have a suspect!" The same suspect they couldn't charge for the crime 6-7 years ago. And this is hilarious: A man walking his dog looking for turtles in the Rock Creek Park finds the body...but the WDCPD K-9 units couldn't find it?? What a lie. How about the WDCPD doesn't want the people to realize that the body was being held in storage until the murderer wanted it discovered...? And just for the record, I totally like the awesome idea of a pseudo-forensical labor-o-love team of college students attending a Kaplan Higher Education facility (Bauder College) solving the case for the parent company of the Kaplan Higher Education Group - and that parent company would be none other than The Washington Post. This is nothing more than a "save it 'til were ready" blame it on the immigrant lie.

Posted by: DuaneAnthonyWebb | March 3, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Frankly I am glad to hear the news of the arrest and hopefully, given the time it has taken, a conviction results. But we can take solice in one more victory for the Democrats . . . another illegal living out his retirement years off of our tax dollars!

Posted by: SaNdMaNjR | March 3, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse


Know the difference. When a person is talking about or judging a person based on race that what you should be mad about. When a person is discussing racism thats a problem that cant be ignored because if you dont talk about it will it change the person who judges based on race from continuing to do so? If your kid is an alcoholic does he stop drinking because you dont talk about alcoholism? Maybe you get tired of hearing people compare how the media gives attention to criminal cases involving whites more than others because it happens that way more than people bringing it up. The truth is the Levy cased only got this much attention because of who she was dating more than race. But you have to agree that when a white person goes missing the media pays more attention but I think its more about catering to the audience they think will be most interested and bring the most ratings or viewership. If they though a missing black person would give them more viewership they would cover them. But to say anyone who brings up race is the problem I will give you a simple test. Its called the celebrity murderer test. Who do you hate the most, Robert Blake or O.J Simpson? Which case did you feel most passionate about? Assuming you cared at all about either. Once you answer that question ask yourself why.

Posted by: ged0386 | March 3, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post are a bunch of racests; "illegal immigrant," really? It's Undocumented American people, get with the program.

Posted by: fsxl | March 3, 2009 1:47 PM

First you need to learn to spell or at least how to use spell check. Second of all he is an illegal alien. Now pack you're politically correct retarded azz up and get the f$%k out of the US before we off you. Maggot.

Posted by: askgees | March 3, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

To Rob - according to the dictionary an "illegal alien" has the same definition as an "illegal immigrant" (as described in the news article) which is "somebody who has entered a country illegally". I meant what I said. We should close our borders and ship every illegal out of here. We have enough problems in this country without importing the problems of other countries. Think of all the jobs that would become available to AMERICANS!!! In fact, maybe we should make AMERICA really safe and ship all the men out of here! They commit most of the crime, most congressmen and presidents (so far) are men and start ALL of the wars! I bet the raping and killing would go down to nothing if we got rid of all the men. Not that I don't love you guys!

Posted by: Jimmie54 | March 3, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Frankly I am glad to hear the news of the arrest and hopefully, given the time it has taken, a conviction results. But we can take solice in one more victory for the Democrats . . . another illegal living out his retirement years off of our tax dollars!

Posted by: SaNdMaNjR | March 3, 2009 2:06 PM

How is this case related to any political party? It just goes to show that when a person has a dogmatic political agenda they will use anything no matter how unrelated it is and dumb it sounds to promote their agenda. Both republicans and democrats have been our countries leaders during the increase in illegal immigration over the last 25 years and our last president took a more liberal stance regarding illegal immigration than the so called liberals did so it would take a partisan fool to even make your comment. Congratulations partisan fool. Now, I was wondering if you could turn the steroids scandal in baseball into a problem that democrats created? I bet you could.

Posted by: ged0386 | March 3, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

This is how criminals with badges & "bought" newspapers tell the American People that it's A.O.K. for private citizens to act as Law Enforcement Officials by not only permitting them to conduct investigations - but also by allow the result of their work to support an issued warrant. I don't pay students 4 states away to neatly arrange material and data gathered on a timeline so they can call the Chief of Police in Washington D.C. and say "We've figured it out - it's the guy you already investigated." Now the spotlight show is in gear so I suspect theres already a pocketed Judge ready to preside, with a filthy D.A. who wants a bigger office, along with the usual spun up team of testimonies and other unfair tactics. OH! OH! OH! THE IMMIGRANT DID IT! THE IMMIGRANT DID IT!! IT'S THE GUY WHO TRIED TO DO IT TWICE BEFORE BUT HE FAILED WITH 2 OTHER "VICTIMS" - NOT ONLY THAT, HE COMPLETELY THREW YOU OFF THE INVESTIGATION FOR 6 YEARS. Idiots get the wrong guy and frame him up nice and neat - well that means the one WHO ACTUALLY DID IT GETS AWAY WITH IT! Morons.

Posted by: DuaneAnthonyWebb | March 3, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Solved by 4 Students attending Bauder College, which is a facility of Kaplan Higher Education, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of...The Washington Post. "Look! Look! Everybody! It's the story we've been nurturing since Chandra Levy dissapeared - and now some students at a college we own solved the mystery!" What a TOTAL lie.

Posted by: DuaneAnthonyWebb | March 3, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

The fact is it is news and apparently all of us read it. So to you people who actually took time to comment or question its worthiness you have already contradicted yourselves.

Posted by: ged0386 | March 3, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

This is a case of one human being murdering another--that's immoral--the victim should be morned and the perpetrator hunted down and punished. Nothing else really matters that much.

Posted by: mtatom | March 3, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

They should all be arrested. But people, especially those in DC, loves illegals.

Posted by: txengr | March 3, 2009 1:51 PM

The reason their are so many illegal people in this country is because we hired them for 25 years. We help cause the problem regarding undocumented people in this country because we were more than willing to exploit them for cheap labor until they ended up living next door. And lets face it, if you could deport every illegal person out of this country their would still be criminals. Criminal behavior like this case did not start when we discovered we had an immigration problem. Kind of like the ugly rich guy telling himself he gets women because he is a looker. Why kid yourself?

Posted by: ged0386 | March 3, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Funny how this guy is about to get out then deported back to his country and now the Feds want to bring him up for charges. Did he commit his other charges before or after Shandra Levy's death? Some how I think they are going to scare this man into admitting he killed that young lady. Someone was going down for this and he just happened to be the guy they pick out of a hat......

Posted by: ENJOYA | March 3, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Looks Like I may have to hire illegal aliens, if the comments here are any indication of the level of language and reasoning skills among Americans. And OccNurse, "Negroid" is a completely discredited term, in many ways, even more so than "Negro".
If these are the comments the Washington post considers suitable for a distinguished newspaper, all I can say is, I'm glad your editors and your readers are so in tune.

Posted by: mooser42001 | March 3, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

That's the only logical conclusion, and this "Trip to CA by the Det's to arrest the Salvadorian" purely a ruse. For years, I have put it to the Modbee & the public, exactly what this "Murder-for-hire" team's MO has always been as witnessed by myself ( and that is that, once hired, he uses his access to gov. data banks, etc. to research his target, and some patsy, and arrange an alibi, well in advance. The Salvadorian was easy to spot, but the perpetrator had to literally look up directions on Chandra's computer to Rock Park, didn't she? (They usually operate together, but sometimes alone) Condit's alibi was rock-solid, a visit with the VP (They've actually been in cahoots for decades) and since Gary had done his usual with the charming bit, the Mrs. then did hers with the "Home visit, won't you have a cup of (paralyzing) tea?" bit, and Chandra was there dismembered to death. I think the Mrs. actually did the transport, this time, (Black trash bags, trunk of car) because of the way the head (He keeps it as a sex toy before smashing it, like Jonbenet & Laci) and disposing it at was described to him to be the same place - But wasn't, exactly.
The enemy having had their major moles thusly exposed, had to precipitate 9/11, it thankfully thusly not occurring 9/11/8, which would have been the overwhelming terroristic PSYOPS campaign to lead the American People to swallow the Sugar-Coated Horse Police State Poison Pill of the "Stimulus Package." Hence, now is the time for the truth to come out about Condit's services... And the Dicks go West - Denver? Wyoming? Modesto? San Quinton? As a ruse to some who may have quietly flown to the UK, where, to my experience, it all started. Much, much more - Ignored by the previously CHICOM-controlled press, on my website!

Just let it simmer on your minds for a while... 9/11/2008, instead of the premature 9/11/01... Now we've been there and done that all... Nobody now wants to do it again... A major enemy PSYOPS campaign, a true Coup D'Edat, takeover at the top, ameliorated... And the true corruption in Congress now about to be exposed, with Obamamania not far behind.
Rick A Hyatt.

Posted by: rickahyatt | March 3, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

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