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Remains Could Be Chandra Levy's

Wednesday, 22 May 2002 12:00 AM

District of Columbia police said an unidentified pedestrian reported seeing a skull Wednesday morning in a tony area of Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington. Investigators later found remains apparently scattered by animals that had dug up a shallow grave.

Police sent in a mobile command vehicle and hoped to determine whether the remains were Levy's within hours.

Police Chief Charles Ramsey said bits of clothing were found at the site. He said he did not know how long it would take to identify the remains.

"We found enough to know they are human remains." The police chief said that gender or age of the items found were not yet determined. However, a police source told United Press International officials believe the remains were of a female. Fox News Channel reported the remains were of a woman.

"We do believe it has been there for a period of time," Ramsey said, "so we are looking into the possibility of the Chandra Levy disappearance."

Ramsey said he had been in touch with Levy's parents and described them as "upset, distraught," but he had promised to keep them informed.

Levy was reported missing April 30, 2001, and her case initially was handled as a missing persons report. It later was classified as a criminal investigation.

Levy vanished from Washington as she was preparing to return to California after her internship at the Federal Bureau of Prisons ended. U.S. Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., 53, was linked to Levy shortly after her disappearance. He initially said the two were friends, as Levy was from Modesto, part of his California district. He reportedly admitted to authorities after further questioning he and Levy had been having an adulterous affair, but he repeatedly denied any involvement with her disappearance.

Condit faced criticism by Levy's parents, who live in Modesto, Calif., and others for failing to come forward sooner with information about his involvement with the intern.

District of Columbia police have said the lame-duck congressman is not considered a suspect in Levy's disappearance.

Condit's political career fell victim to the scandal when he finished second, for the first time in his life, behind a former aide and protégé in a spring race for the Democrat nomination to run for re-election in his congressional district.

Copyright 2002 by United Press International.

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