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NANCY GRACE

Nancy Grace Mysteries: The Disappearance of Chandra Levy Story

Aired August 30, 2013 - 20:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


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BOB LEVY, CHANDRA LEVY`S FATHER: Our precious daughter, I just want her back. I just want her back alive. It`s painful sometimes, but then I get a comfort looking at him (ph).

I also fear never knowing. That`s -- that`s worse. That`s worse.

SUSAN LEVY, CHANDRA LEVY`S MOTHER: No matter what, your child is dead and gone.

LARRY KING, "LARRY KING LIVE": You fear the worst.

BOB LEVY: Yes.

KING: You think the worst.

BOB LEVY: Yes.

SUSAN LEVY: We try not to, but it`s there.

REP. GARY CONDIT (D), CALIFORNIA: I had nothing to do with her disappearance!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have nothing at this time to connect him with the disappearance of Chandra Levy.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Chief, is it consistent with the possibility that this could be the body of Chandra Levy?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We do not know the identity of the person that we found.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Remains recovered last week in Rock Creek Park were positively identified by the office of the chief medical examiner as those of Chandra Ann Levy.

SUSAN LEVY: There`s no such thing as closure.

BOB LEVY: You just don`t forget about it. You have to go through the rest of your life with a hole in it.

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NANCY GRACE, HOST: When I first heard of Chandra Levy`s disappearance, it was in conjunction with the name of congressperson Gary Condit from California.

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CONNIE CHUNG, ABC NEWS: Congressman Condit, do you know what happened to Chandra Levy?

CONDIT: No, I do not.

CHUNG: Did you have anything to do with her disappearance?

CONDIT: No, I didn`t.

CHUNG: Did you say anything or do anything that could have caused her to drop out of sight?

CONDIT: You know, Chandra and I never had a cross word.

CHUNG: Do you have any idea if there was anyone who wanted to harm her?

CONDIT: No.

CHUNG: Did you cause anyone to harm her?

CONDIT: No.

CHUNG: Did you kill Chandra Levy?

CONDIT: I did not.

I didn`t think that I needed to go around responding to leaks or rumors or innuendoes or hearsay.

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GRACE: In criminal law -- and this is based on hard statistics, not anecdotal evidence. In criminal law, when a murder occurs, investigators routinely look first within the closest circle to the victim. With the murder of a female, an adult female, that would be husband, lover, boyfriend, ex-boyfriend.

Then you expand to boss, co-workers, neighbors. Then you expand to delivery people, people in your class, people on your bus route. You go out, out, out, out.

Also, statistically, killers are men. So the first place police and homicide investigators would naturally look, based on hard statistics, would be a lover or boyfriend, a male lover or boyfriend in Chandra Levy`s life.

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KING: Did you have a relationship with Chandra Levy?

CONDIT: You know, we`re not going to go into that. I had nothing to do with the -- her disappearance. But all this attention on me -- and it takes away from the seriousness -- just the seriousness of this tragedy. It`s about a missing person and somebody knows. And somebody knows what happened.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Most Americans had no idea who Congressman Gary Condit was before Washington intern Chandra Levy disappeared. That quickly changed. Gary Condit became a household name as whispers grew louder and louder that Miss Levy herself had talked about having an affair with a married politician from her home district. And for weeks after Levy vanished, news cameras followed Condit`s comings and goings.

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JEAN CASAREZ, HLN LEGAL CORRESPONDENT: We learned that Chandra Levy was participating in an internship in Washington, D.C., with the federal Bureau of Prisons. We learned that she was a young girl that had so many goals and so many dreams. She was also a young girl that was involved in an affair with Gary Condit.

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CONDIT: Well, I met Chandra last October and we became very close. I met her in Washington, D.C.

CHUNG: Very close meaning?

CONDIT: We had a close relationship. I liked her very much.

CHUNG: May I ask you, was it a sexual relationship?

CONDIT: Well, Connie, I`ve been married for 34 years, and I`ve not been a perfect man and I`ve made my share of mistakes. But out of respect for my family and out of a specific request from the Levy family, I think it`s best that I not get into those details about Chandra Levy.

You know, one of the questions law enforcement asked me was, Where did she hang out? Well, I didn`t know where she hung out, but had I known that and I said that publicly, I might have jeopardized the case. There`s no telling what I would have said that might have hurt the case.

But I did what I thought I was supposed to, and that was to tell law enforcement everything that I knew about Chandra and about the case. And I did that. And I did that in a timely fashion. I did it within 48 hours.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have nothing at this time to connect him with the disappearance of Chandra Levy.

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ELLIE JOSTAD, NANCY GRACE PRODUCER: Who was she going to see? Was she by herself? Was she upset? Where was she going? What was she doing? All of those questions, which usually, we know at least an inkling off the bat in a missing person`s case, were just a mystery when Chandra Levy disappeared.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The U.S. park police received a call from a citizen who had been out walking his dog in Rock Creek Park and found what he believed to be human remains at a location very near to where we`re standing now.

We have homicide investigators on the scene, our mobile crime, medical examiner`s responding. And that`s pretty much it right now. We don`t know who the skeletal remains, and we`re in the process now of processing the site.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: D.C. police and the authorities will investigate this matter as a homicide, with a murderer out there on the streets that we`d like to bring to justice.

BOB LEVY: I don`t know. I think she`s been stolen!

SUSAN LEVY: We don`t know...

BOB LEVY: I think she`s been kidnapped! Murdered! I think she`s -- oh!

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GRACE: You know, it`s very hard to believe so many years have passed since the disappearance and death of the D.C. intern, Chandra Levy. It was May 1st, 2001, when she went missing. And by all accounts, she was at home in her D.C. apartment that day. We know for a fact that she had been on her computer. As a matter of fact, her computer led police on an investigative trail that seemed to peter out.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Chief, is it consistent with the possibility that this could be the body of Chandra Levy?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We don`t know. We certainly are looking into that possibility. But at this point in time, we really don`t know. This is a very heavily wooded area, as you can see, and very easy to conceal something here, as we`ve said all along. This is just a very difficult place to search, so it`s possible that remains could have been here for some time.

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JOSTAD: She`d gone onto a couple of Web sites, one for Gary Condit`s office, one for Baskin and Robbins. She also looked at the Amtrak Web site. She look at the Southwest Airlines Web site. We know she was planning to go home to California.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Chandra Levy was living in this apartment building in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. April of 2001, she was getting ready to go home. Her internship had ended. She told her landlord she was moving out, canceled her gym membership. And then suddenly, she just disappeared.

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JOSTAD: She was also going to walk through the graduation ceremony for the University of Southern California, where she was about to get a graduate degree just 11 days after she went missing. So we know she was searching on her computer. Now, most importantly, the thing she looked at at 11:34 AM was at a map and an entertainment guide for Rock Creek Park.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Police had also questioned Ingmar Guandique, who was already charged for attacking two other women in the same park not long after Levy vanished.

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PAT BROWN, CRIMINAL PROFILER: One of the curious issues in this case are the bindings, how Chandra Levy was supposedly bound. That`s what the prosecutor said, that she was bound. And the question is, why would a guy like Guandique, who was attacking women in the park -- why would he bother to do that?

In all my experience with serial killers in parks and serial rapists in parks, they don`t usually waste their time. They usually hit someone over the head or they just simply manhandle them, push them to the ground. They don`t usually stop and bind them.

GRACE: The problem with Rock Creek Park was, although it was a very popular jogging path for young women that were jogging alone, were jogging solo, is that there were a lot of areas that were secluded and private, where an attack could take place.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Chandra also searched the computer on the day she disappeared to locate this mansion in the park, Klingle Mansion, suggesting she might have tried to come here. So why didn`t the police find the body nearby?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The chief of police at the time said, I want all the roads and the trails searched, 100 yards off of all the roads and all the trails in Rock Creek Park. When they executed the search that day, they only went 100 yards off the roads and not the trails. And they missed Chandra`s body by about a half a football field. And that would have changed everything. They would have had evidence. They would have had DNA.

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CASAREZ: They really didn`t find anything unusual in Chandra Levy`s apartment. They found suitcases that were packed, but she was going back to California. They found dirty laundry that was in a bag in the apartment, and just really things that you would find there. They did find, though, some of her personal effects, driver`s license, things that you normally would take with you unless, of course, you`re just going for a hike.

JOSTAD: And it looks now like what she was doing is just looking for a place -- since she had just canceled a gym membership -- looking for a place where she could go out and get some exercise that day, and she was going to go to Rock Creek Park.

GRACE: Now, theories abounded that Condit had had her kidnapped from her jog, from on her way out of the building, that she was to meet him there for a tryst or an assignation. None of those ended up to be true.

JOSTAD: Gary Condit gave police a very specific outline, timeline of what he was doing in those days leading up to Chandra`s disappearance and then the days right around when she was last seen.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Remains recovered last week in Rock Creek Park were positively identified by the office of the chief medical examiner as those of Chandra Ann Levy, and that was done by comparison of dental X- rays.

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GRACE: Based on her computer search alone, it verifies tried-and-true police techniques because her body was found in Rock Creek Park.

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GRACE: It was in such a secluded and overgrown area, though, her body, that of Chandra Levy, was found by a guy out walking his dog. The dog really found her bones, is what the dog found. She had been attacked and left for dead or left dead. And she died there in Rock Creek Park.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Her death has been certified today by this office -- the cause of death has been certified as undetermined and the manner of death has been certified as homicide. In this case, there was not specific -- excuse me, sufficient evidence to ascertain conclusively the specific injury that caused her death.

However, the circumstances of her disappearance and her body of recovery are indicative that she died through the acts of another person, which is the definition of a homicidal manner of death.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The remains found earlier today are, in fact, Chandra Levy.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What was the memorial like?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was very sad. We were all hurting. And it was also healing for our family. We all came together and we`re strong and holding onto each other.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: About one year after Chandra Levy`s disappearance, a man walking through this Washington park, Rock Creek, found bones and clothing about 100 yards off a jogging trail.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why was she up in the park? Was she walking? Was she jogging? Was she brought there? Was she meeting someone there? So we have to look at simultaneous tracks. Was this a stranger who did something to her or was it someone she knew?

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GRACE: What`s interesting is that had police stuck with that technique, instead of getting sidetracked with Gary Condit...

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CONDIT: The only thing that was relevant was if I had any information that would help law enforcement people maybe find out her lifestyle or find out about her. And I did all that. I did -- everything that I knew about her, I told them.

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GRACE: And I recall them doing a shoulder-to-shoulder search with police cadets, you know, pulling out all the stops to find Chandra Levy in the park.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The park is some 1,700 acres. We put officers in there for three weeks. It appears now, based on where we found her remains and where we have sites of where we visited, that we may have been within 100 yards of her remains to the east at one time and 100 yards or 150 yards to the west.

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JOSTAD: According to Chandra`s aunt, Chandra talked about this five- year plan that she and her boyfriend, Gary Condit, had, that he was going to leave his wife, he was going to give up his congressional seat and become a lobbyist, that they were going to get married, Chandra and Gary Condit were going to get married, and start a family together.

So this was just a huge bombshell, to have a relative of Chandra Levy`s come out and say publicly, Here`s what Chandra told me. They weren`t just friends. They were planning a future together. So as you can imagine, that caused a huge stir that summer.

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CONDIT: Well, I don`t know that she was in love with me. She never said so. And I was not in love with her.

CHUNG: Did she want to marry you and have your child?

CONDIT: I only knew Chandra Levy for five months, and in that five months` period, we never had a discussion about a future, about children, about marriage. Any of those items never came up in that five-month period.

CHUNG: Did you ever make promises to her?

CONDIT: Never.

CHUNG: Did she want you to leave your wife?

CONDIT: No. I mean, I`ve been married for 34 years and I intend to stay married to that woman as long as she`ll have me.

In the first interview, I revealed every bit of the details about Chandra Levy. I answered every question that law enforcement asked me.

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GRACE: In another world, in another universe, had Condit not -- Congressman Condit not been a figure, I still believe to this day they would have continued searching that park and found her much sooner.

Now, question, query. Would it have been in time to save her life? Probably not. As it turned out, it was a random attack by a known attacker. He attacked two other women in the Rock Creek Park area, that we know of.

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GRACE: In that investigation, the investigation of Chandra Levy`s disappearance and then death, we learned about what not to do. For instance, the surveillance video taken from her high-rise apartment building re-ran -- every, I guess, 72 hours it would start over. So police delayed asking for it, and then by the time they asked for it, it was too late.

The tried-and-true techniques of police, of investigators, led them to her burial ground, led them to Rock Creek Park. She had searched for it on her computer. They followed that search to the park. They didn`t find her right there where police were looking.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Cases, particularly cold cases, oftentimes take a long time to put together. I don`t need to tell anyone here, but the cases aren`t always the way they are on TV, where at the end of 60 minutes, there`s a tidy piece of evidence from a satellite photo or videotape or what have you that cracks the case.

Here it was just the hard police work over the years putting together different pieces of evidence. And again, we reached the conclusion recently that we had sufficient evidence to go forward with the charges.

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GRACE: Also in that search, police chased down so many wrong side alleys, misdirected side alleys. It`s not that police were wrong in what they were doing.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Today we make a very significant announcement in the District of Columbia. We announce that the Metropolitan Police Department, in conjunction with the United States attorney`s office, have secured an arrest warrant in the homicide in 2001 of Chandra Levy. The arrestee is Ingmar Guandique.

BOB LEVY: Don`t really want him to die, just want him to suffer for many, many years. That would be the best. Dying is too quick, and they get to go over to the other side and may be forgiven.

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JOSTAD: Apparently, they interviewed Ingmar Guandique. There was a language barrier. This is all through a translator. And they showed him a picture of Chandra Levy, and he said that he`d only ever seen her on TV, that he hadn`t seen her in the park.

So the focus at first -- and because they weren`t quite yet connecting Chandra Levy`s disappearance with Rock Creek Park, they took that at face value. They didn`t give Ingmar Guandique a closer look that summer.

GRACE: So that was an education for a lot of people, A, not to have surveillance video that turns over and starts recording over and over after a 24, 48, 72-hour period. But the duty is not on them. The duty is on police to get the video immediately. So they, you know, were hung up on him and looking that way, when they should have been looking that way.

We also learned from the Chandra Levy investigation the importance of processing a crime scene, even a secondary crime scene. Chandra Levy obviously was not murdered in her D.C. apartment there at Dupont Circle. She was murdered and left, disposed at Rock Creek Park, nearby.

But the processing of her apartment was very, very important because in that apartment, not only did they find her computer, and the most recent search led them directly to where her body was, although they didn`t find it.

But they also found a framed photo of the young intern, Chandra Levy, with married congressman, a father, Gary Condit. It was framed and put in a position of prominence in her home. That led them to other evidence, such as on her cell phone, repeat calls to Gary Condit.

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GRACE: Now, she was not interning with Gary Condit. She was interning in a position with a correctional institute, with corrections. So there was not any real reason for him to be contacting her, other than a relationship outside of work. She did not work for him.

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BOB LEVY: She was supposed to fly home, come home, meet us in Sacramento. She was supposed to be in touch with friends in LA that she was going to stay with and see. And we -- you know, we didn`t hear from her, but we called and left a message.

We didn`t hear from her the 1st or the 2nd. And 3rd and 4th -- well, actually, the 4th, started getting more anxious. And the 5th, I think that was that Friday night, I started calling the police in Washington, trying to get them to check into things. And finally, by Monday, I knew she was - - or Sunday, I knew she was missing.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Chandra Levy had told her aunt that she was having an affair with Gary Condit. She had also told a friend. And when she disappeared and the police were looking for her, these people came forward. And Gary Condit didn`t want to talk about it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He did the responsible thing and tried to -- he contacted the FBI, contacted the Washington, D.C., police department to let them know that this girl was missing when the father contacted Gary.

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GRACE: Other evidence found at the home, her home, her Dupont Circle apartment, suggested that she was planning a trip home. She had told her aunt she had big news. Many people speculated she was pregnant. The autopsy did not reveal that. Also, it is also speculated that she firmly believed Condit was going to leave his wife for her.

Now, the unraveling of a congressperson and a long-standing career in D.C. played out in front of the eyes of America because not only did Condit`s sex affair with a much younger intern -- I mean, for Pete`s sake, my sister was an intern on Capitol Hill. Parents send their children, their girls and boys, their teens, to Washington to learn about our country, about all the wonderful things about the U.S. government, about why we are different and why our government and our judicial system is superior to all others, why we would fight and die for it.

When congressperson Gary Condit was questioned about his movements, his itinerary the day that Chandra Levy went missing, he had been on Capitol Hill. He had had a meeting with Dick Cheney.

And then he had dinner with his wife, one of her very rare appearances in D.C. in the last few years. She very rarely left California, Modesto, to come to D.C. to visit her husband, Gary Condit. But that evening, there was a visit and there was a dinner between them, which really only fueled more speculation as to when he would have had time to get together with Chandra Levy.

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CONDIT: In the second interview, I did the same thing. I answered every question that was asked of me and released every detail to law enforcement.

CHUNG: Truthfully?

CONDIT: Now, let me just say to you, Connie, if I may...

CHUNG: Truthfully? Did you answer every question truthfully?

CONDIT: I answered every question truthfully. That`s what you`re supposed to do when you`re cooperating with the police.

CHUNG: But did you reveal that you were having an affair with her?

CONDIT: I`m not going to go into the aspects of the details of -- the details of the investigation or the interviews. I`m just saying to you that I answered every question asked of me by the police department on every occasion.

CHUNG: But the police department has said that you impeded the investigation.

CONDIT: Well, that`s pretty confusing. I mean, it`s real confusing because a couple days after it was reported that Chandra Levy had been missing, after her father had called me here in California, two days later, I had two detectives in my house in Washington, D.C., and we had a 45- minute interview. So I answered every question, gave them every bit of the detail in that interview.

SUSAN LEVY: It`s been very hard. You see I`m not wearing a wristwatch. I have stopped wearing watches because time is really painful when you don`t have your loved one with you.

BOB LEVY: It`s pretty tough after any time -- I mean, the first week was just -- just horrible on us. It`s like that still. It`s just -- you sort of get used to anything. I mean, we`re not really used to it, but we`re just -- get used to feeling...

SUSAN LEVY: It`s been just a nightmare. I appreciate anyone and everyone helping me bring my daughter back, any kind of smallest little idea.

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GRACE: And the longer the Chandra Levy investigation went on, the wilder the theories became as to what happened to her. As a matter of fact, based on a psychic tip, police went diving off a bridge over the Potomac, looking for her body. The Smithsonian warehouse was a possible burial ground, and a small town in Virginia -- we all remember that wild goose chase -- her being involved as a prostitute.

All of these were not true. None of those were true. And police devoted literally thousands and thousands of man-hours investigating all these zany theories.

JOSTAD: We later learned that Ingmar Guandique, Chandra Levy`s killer -- he was a day laborer, worked construction sites. He didn`t show up for work that day.

And also, even more revealing, his landlady said she saw him on May 1st or shortly thereafter, and he looked like he`d been in a fight. She said he had a little bloody blemish in his eye. She said he had bruises on his face, scratches around his neck. And when she asked him about it -- he had a fat lip, too -- he said that he`d gotten into a fight with his girlfriend and that she attacked him and scratched him. That was his explanation.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Just a short time ago, handed down a guilty verdict in Chandra Levy`s murder trial. Ingmar Guandique faces life without parole. He`s already doing time for attacks on two other women. Levy was a 24-year-old Washington intern who disappeared on a jog in May back in 2001. Her body wasn`t found, though, for more than a year after that.

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GRACE: But it was like a cat with a mouse. Police kept pawing at Condit, pawing at it, trying to uncover the truth, when all the time, the dog was running circles around them. Right in front of them was evidence that Ingmar Guandique had killed her -- two other attacks on young females in the same park.

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SUSAN LEVY: There are many have come to a conclusion -- sorry, I`m emotional here -- but no matter what my family has, in a sentence here, the results of the verdict may be guilty, but I have a lifetime sentence of a lost limb missing from our family tree. It`s painful. I live with it every day, and so do my son, my mother, and other family members.

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GRACE: And talk about miscommunications, right hand not knowing what left hand is doing, cops had a firm directive to search the jogging paths in Rock Creek Park. That was why they sent out hundreds of police cadets, literally walking shoulder to shoulder, looking for Chandra Levy, in the hope that they could actually find her alive.

Instead of searching the jogging paths, somebody somewhere directed them to search the roadways, off the roadways, beside the roadways, not the jogging path that Levy would have taken. They missed her body by about 79 yards. All that time, she was there, her body decomposing.

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SUSAN LEVY: Crime affects more than one person. When you have a crime and someone dies of homicide, which there are too many in America, it affects probably 100 other people and their surroundings, cousins, friends, relatives.

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GRACE: She was tied up by her own jogging tights that she was wearing. By the time they found her body, it was drastically decomposed. All the near misses, all the miscommunications in that investigation should really be in a manual, what not to do in a homicide investigation.

JOSTAD: I think a lot of people have wondered if Gary Condit is owed an apology. There are those who think this is a guy who was raked over the coals, had his reputation destroyed, had his family destroyed, his family dragged through the mud, lost his congressional seat, lost his political career, in essence. And he never had anything to do with Chandra Levy`s disappearance.

GRACE: But again, I don`t fault the police as much.

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GRACE: Obviously, he lost his position as a congressperson. He was voted out. But the tragedy of what goes on behind the scenes on Capitol Hill was repulsive to many, many American citizens, including myself.

JOSTAD: Gary Condit`s story was on every news show, every talk show. Couldn`t pick up a newspaper, a magazine without hearing about it. But that all changed the morning of September 11, 2001.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This just in. You are looking at, obviously, a very disturbing live shot there. That is the World Trade Center, and we have unconfirmed reports this morning that a plane has crashed into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. CNN Center right now is just beginning to work on this story.

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JOSTAD: The disappearance of Chandra Levy and her affair with a married congressman fell off the front pages, fell out of the news for quite some time after that.

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CONDIT: Listen, I just want to come out and I want to thank the voters of the 18th congressional district for allowing me to serve in Congress for 11 years. It`ll be 12 years when I finish.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was a hard fall. The former Democratic congressman from Modesto, California, went from being a five-term elected official in D.C. to virtual obscurity in Arizona, selling real estate part- time, and as his son Chad told Larry King in 2005, ice cream.

CHAD CONDIT, GARY CONDIT`S SON: We scoop ice cream. We own a Baskin and Robbins and...

KING: You own a Baskin -- where?

CHAD CONDIT: In Phoenix, Glendale, Arizona.

KING: Both of you own this?

CHAD CONDIT: It`s a family-run shop and...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Along with a grueling bid back in 2002 to hold onto his House seat.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: As a political matter, I think it pretty much killed his opportunities for being an incumbent candidate for office.

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GRACE: When word of an arrest broke, I think many legal eagles and court watchers believed that somehow, Condit was still going to be involved. The fact that the death of Chandra Levy was almost an anonymous one by an unknown, unconnected thug who attacked female joggers, so random, was hard for many people to digest.

And so when it boiled down to it, all the intrigue and all the misdirection -- at the end of the day, if it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it is a duck.

Her computer said she was looking for directions to go jogging. She was seen leaving in jogging attire. One plus two equals three. She went jogging in Rock Creek Park, and that`s where she died. That is the equation. That simple equation was lost.

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SUSAN LEVY: And I really appreciate it that you give me family, the Levy family, some time for being together, give me a little time to find out a new normal because this is very difficult. I am a trauma person, and so is my family.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ms. Levy, does this verdict today give you a sense of peace?

SUSAN LEVY: I don`t know. There`s always going to be a feeling of sadness. You know, I like the word that you used, a sense of peace, because I have never heard too many people say that. I`ve planned (ph) to be here and have followed up on what happened to my daughter, no matter how hard it has been for me personally. I have a feeling that my daughter`s with me and I can speak her voice.

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GRACE: When I think of Chandra Levy`s parents, I remember her mother standing out in her front yard.

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SUSAN LEVY: It`s really bad.

BOB LEVY: Badly -- it`s really just...

SUSAN LEVY: Every day is hard.

BOB LEVY: Yes.

SUSAN LEVY: In fact, it gets more and more painful each day.

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GRACE: Just her face was just blank. She looked like she had gone weeks without sleep. And she was trying to answer questions. She didn`t know where to turn, didn`t know what to think.

It was like the whole investigation was a stoning, where one rock after the next was thrown at the family, and they just stood there enduring, wondering, trying everything they could to find their daughter.

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