- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 23, 2001

Here are some of more than 40 questions on the Chandra Levy case submitted Aug. 9 to Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey by The Washington Times. A police spokesman, Sgt. Joe Gentile, said he hand-delivered the questions to the chief with a reminder that the chief had said he would speak to a reporter.

Is there a written protocol or general order to be followed in all missing-persons cases? If not, why not?
Was it followed in the Levy case? If not, why not?
May we have a copy of that written order or general protocol?
Are evidence and statements in a missing-person case handled with the care required should they eventually be presented in a homicide case?
On what date did police have the Web-surfing information from Chandra Levy's computer? If shortly after her disappearance, why was there an announced search so much later around Klingle Mansion?
Did police rely on Miss Levy's Web surfing to place her in the apartment May 1? How was it confirmed the dates weren't manipulated by the computer operator, accidentally or on purpose?
Can you clarify why investigators would have been better informed had Mr. Condit been frank early on than they were with information from family on Miss Levy's relationships?
When officers spoke with Mr. Condit at his apartment May 9 or 10, why was it believed there was no need for a search, as Chief Ramsey said July 15? What changed to indicate a search could be useful?
The chief has said Mr. Condit's phone records were not subpoenaed. Is that true for his office and home? And for the Condits' California home? Why not?
Did police secure a subpoena for an "N file data dump" from the telephone company for calls on Miss Levy's apartment phone?
On what basis did police assume Miss Levy was traveling home May 1, as opposed to moving elsewhere in the city to get out of her apartment on the first of the month?
If Miss Levy did not have her passport, do police know where it is?
Do police have access to Internet specialists who can monitor the electronic "cookies" that identify specific computers logging onto the many Chandra Levy-related Web sites and compare them with those related to other missing persons as a way to identify individuals showing extraordinary interest in more than one case?
In hindsight, are there specific investigative steps Chief Ramsey, or the department, wishes had been taken sooner or differently?
The chief has said there is a point where police run out of leads. Has it come?

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