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Suspect in Chandra Levy’s Murder is Deported to El Salvador

Ingmar Guandique

Ingmar Guandique

By Allan Lengel

It ended in the way it started, with an unsolved murder.

Federal authorities have deported Ingmar Guandique, the 35-year-old Salvadoran man who was initially convicted in the murder of  federal intern Chandra Levy, 24, who vanished in 2001. The remains of her body were found a year later in Rock Creek Park in northwest D.C.

In 2010,  Guandique was convicted in the murder. Then last year, he was supposed to get retried, but prosecutors ended up dropping the case after new information surfaced about the credibility of a key witness, Armando Morales, his cellmate, who had testified that Guandique confessed to killing Levy of Modesto, Calif.  The witness told someone that he lied about the confession during the trial.

Chandra Levy

Chandra Levy

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on Monday said an immigration judge ordered Guandique deported on March 3, and officials flew him to El Salvador on Friday, the Washington Post reports.

California Congressman Gary Condit, who had an affair with Levy, was a suspect for a while before Guandique was charged.

He told Dr. Phil last year that he never had an affair with Levy.

“I did not have a romantic involvement with her,” he said on the show.

Interesting, if it were true.

While I was a reporter for the Washington Post, I had five law enforcement sources confirm that Condit told investigators that Levy had spent the night at his apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of D.C.

In 2010, an FBI biologist testified in Guandique’s trial that Condit’s semen was found in Levy’s underwear.

Condit failed to get re-elected after the Levy case surfaced.

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