- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 15, 2001

The search for missing Washington intern Chandra Ann Levy will expand this week to include wooded areas all over the city.
Police concluded a three-day search of abandoned houses and parks in the second and third districts that failed to yield any leads, said Sgt. Joe Gentile, D.C. police spokesman.
Police continue to get calls from all over the country with information on the missing intern. Sgt. Gentile said the "numerous" calls — including some from "psychics" — had not yet produced any useful leads. He added, however, that police were happy to hear from anyone who thought they might have information.
Metro police went over to Anne Arundel County yesterday after getting news of a body being found. They confirmed it was not that of Miss Levy.
The Washington intern has been missing for 75 days now. Police still have no significant leads in the case, which has been classified as a "critical missing person" case.
During the investigation, Rep. Gary Condit, California Democrat, was catapulted into the public spotlight. After police interviewed him three times, he admitted a sexual relationship with her, according to the Associated Press. Since then, his house was searched, a DNA sample was taken, and he took, and passed, a lie-detector test he paid for himself.
D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey this week may ask — again — that he take a polygraph test administered by the police.
Miss Levy, 24, was last seen April 30 when she canceled her membership at the Washington Sports Club on Connecticut Avenue in Northwest. She was expected to return to Sacramento, Calif., for her graduation from the University of Southern California when she disappeared.
Miss Levy's mother, Susan Levy, told CNN in an interview yesterday in Modesto, Calif., that it was "very upsetting" that police were looking through abandoned buildings and trash for her daughter. She described yesterday as "another day in hell."
Miss Levy's parents and the police also have expressed dissatisfaction over the privately funded polygraph test. Chief Ramsey said the questions asked during the test "may not have been all of the questions the department felt were pertinent in this case. Police should have had input during the course of questioning under controlled conditions."
On Friday, police released on their Web site a set of four pictures of Miss Levy sporting different hairstyles.
Anne Arundel County firefighters, called to extinguish a brush fire, found what appeared to be badly burned human remains in a ravine yesterday. The state medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy in Baltimore to determine the cause of death.

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