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The disappearance and murder of Chandra Levy, who at age 24 went missing on April 30, 2001, is back in the headlines once again with an arrest imminent, according to sources in both Washington D.C. and California.

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s intern met Rep. Gary Condit, D-Cal. through his congressional intern and the two reportedly engaged in a romantic relationship. Her seven month internship was coming to an end and she was about to return to California when she would be graduating from the University of Southern California with a master’s degree in public administration. That all ended when she mysteriously vanished.

Condit was on the hot seat as police investigators delved into his extramarital affair and many speculated that he harmed her in order to end a relationship that could have caused him political ruin. He left Congress at the end of his term in January 2003 after losing a reelection bid in his first ever primary defeat.

Chandra’s remains were discovered on May 22, 2002 in Washington D.C.’s Rock Creek Park. Considered one of the most high profile unsolved murders in recent years, police are reportedly ready to act on their evidence in the case – eight years after she went missing.

In July 2008 The Washington Post published a comprehensive expose after doing their own year long investigation. In Chapter 10, they revealed that a Salvadoran named Ingmar Guandique allegedly told a jailhouse informant that he had been walking the Adams Morgan neighborhood when a car pulled to the curb. Condit offered him $25,000 to kill a woman. The congressman provided him with her picture and a location where he could find her. According to the allegation, Guandique told the informant that he had killed Chandra Levy.

CNN affiliate KGO-TV is reporting that police have secured warrants and are ready to make an arrest in the case. Police told Levy’s parents, Robert and Susan Levy of Modesto, that an arrest was imminent, according to the San Francisco television station.

Susan Levy told KXTV in Sacramento, “You want justice. You want the person incarcerated. It is still painful no matter what. Your child is dead and gone. But we are glad the police are doing something and making a difference.”

We’ve provided a link to The Washington Post expose for an in depth look at the case.

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