3. Gary Condit and the Death of Chandra Levy
Chandra Levy was an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C., who disappeared in May 2001. One year later, her skeletal remains were found in Rock Creek Park in May 2002. After a thorough investigation, the police found she had been having an affair with Congressman Gary Condit, a married Democrat, then serving his fifth term. He was not re-elected in 2002, with many believing this was because of the scandal surrounding the affair.
Nobody knew many details about Levy’s disappearance until March 2009. D.C. authorities had obtained a warrant to arrest Ingmar Guandique, an immigrant from El Salvador, who had been convicted of assaulting women in Rock Creek Park around the time of Levy’s disappearance. Prosecutors alleged that he had tied up Levy in the park and left her to die of dehydration or exposure. In November 2010, they convicted Guandique of murdering Levy and he was sentenced to 60 years in prison after they claimed he “is unable to control himself and thus, will always remain a danger to women.”
In June 2015, he was granted an appeal. Many believe Guandique to be innocent and his new trial will take place in March 2016.