Chandra Levy, the missing government intern, and the case of the Craigslist killer will be the subject matter for a brand new TV crime show airing on Oxygen titled, It Takes A Killer. The back-to-back episodes will air in 30-minute segments. In the first episode, “The Craigslist Killer,” detectives try to track down a murderer who is targeting erotic ads on social media. In the second episode, “Chandra Levy,” a missing intern is making headlines after it is revealed that she may have been having a sexual affair with a prominent senator. On the show, look for commentary by investigators and other experts who have a deep knowledge of the stories.
A Missing Intern, A Secret Affair
Chandra Levy, a government intern, went missing in 2001. Her worried parents did everything they could to find her, placing missing persons fliers in various areas in the hopes that someone would come forward. The case broke wide open after someone alleged that Chandra Levy was having an affair with a married man. Not only was the man married, Gary Condit was a prominent politician. About the alleged affair, the Daily Mail makes the following statement.
“The former congressman never admitted an affair but said he was friends with Levy, though the intern had told family members the two had a romantic relationship.”
News of an alleged affair between the intern and the married politician caused a media frenzy, and people have never stopped talking or speculating about what really happened to her.
Body Found: Whodunit?
Chandra Levy was missing until her dead body was found in Rock Creek Park in 2002. It is alleged that her devastated parents believed and expressed that they thought Condit knew something about what happened. Since then, they are reluctant to make any comments about him. Gary Condit has always denied murdering the black-haired intern.
In 2009, a jailhouse informant came forward stating that Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran undocumented immigrant, had confessed to raping and killing Chandra Levy after spotting her on a remote path in the park. Ingmar Guandique was convicted and sentenced to six decades in prison.
Ingmar Guandique Released: Case Cold… Again
Ingmar Guandique had always maintained his innocence, and in a shocking turn of events, Guandique’s case was thrown out by a judge. In 2016, prosecutors decided not to retry the case.
Some say they never believed that Ingmar was the killer, and if anyone circles back with questions about Gary Condit, his lawyer has already stated that he is not a suspect or a focus of any police investigation concerning Chandra Levy, according to People.
“Gary Condit was extremely disappointed to learn that the prosecution has decided against a retrial of Ingmar Guandique, the individual previously found guilty of the murder of Chandra Levy. However, this in no way alters the fact that Mr. Condit was long ago completely exonerated by authorities in connection with Ms. Levy’s death. The U.S. Attorney’s office in charge of the Levy case says that Mr. Condit is neither a subject nor a target of the investigation into the murder of Chandra Levy. The U.S. Attorney’s office has authorized the public release of this information.”
In 2009, Gary Condit’s son, Chad, gave his point of view, in a previous edition of People.
“The media took my dad’s name and made something of it that wasn’t. He (Dad) built a reputation over 30 years and in three months that reputation was destroyed. He was tarred and feathered, it’s that simple.”
Oxygen’s It Takes A Killer is produced by Bellum Entertainment Burbank/New Orleans, according to Owen Thomas, who will be providing some of the narrations for the upcoming episodes.
To see how the case has unfolded since 2001, check out It Takes A Killer this Sunday, August 7, at 10/9 central on Oxygen.
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