In the midst of the amazing political events going on, there comes a truly bizarre turn in the much-publicized Chandra Levy murder case that dominated the news media fifteen years ago, in the summer of 2001.
The storyline of a young intern involved with married California Congressman Gary Condit who disappeared in early summer was irresistible to the then-maturing cable news industry, and the print media followed suit. We heard about little else all that summer, until the events of September 11 tore the story off the front pages for good.
Chandra’s body was found almost a year later in Rock Creek Park, where she frequently went jogging. A Salvadoran immigrant named Ingmar Gaundique was eventually charged with the crime, convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Now comes that news that all charges against Guandique have been dropped. The prosecutors cited “recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week”
I can’t deny that I will be waiting with great curiosity to hear more about these “unforeseen developments.”