- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 29, 2001

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
D.C. police and FBI agents drove a man around the city yesterday looking for the places where he says Chandra Levy was buried.
Police brought Eric Storm, 24, from the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital yesterday after he told the Trentonian newspaper in Trenton, N.J., that he knew Miss Levy and knew where she was killed and buried.
Mr. Storm, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., said he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and was admitted to the hospital after he was arrested on auto-theft charges, according to WRC-TV (Channel 4).
A police spokesman said he could not comment on Mr. Storm because the investigation was continuing.
Information about Miss Levy's disappearance has become scarce. Although detectives were skeptical of Mr. Storm, they brought him to Washington on the off chance that he knew where her body could be found.
The Trentonian reported that Mr. Storm had been a reliable informant for police.
Also yesterday, Rep. Gary Condit's two children resigned from Gov. Gray Davis' office, one day after the governor joined those criticizing their father in the case of Miss Levy.
Chad, 33, and Cadee Condit, 26, submitted a sharply worded joint resignation letter saying the Condits "are a proud and loyal family, not only in the good times but also during the darkest hours. … Continued employment with the governor's office would undercut that standard."
Chad Condit worked as a Central Valley liaison for Mr. Davis; Cadee Condit was Mr. Davis' special assistant. Mr. Davis and the Democratic congressman from California are longtime friends and political allies.
"I regret their decision to leave. … I wish them all the best in their future endeavors," Mr. Davis said in a statement.
The congressman's son criticized Mr. Davis on Monday night during an appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live."
"There is no honor in kicking somebody when they are down," Chad Condit said.
Mr. Davis spoke publicly about the case for the first time Monday, saying he was "disheartened that Congressman Condit did not speak out more quickly or more fully" in last week's interview with ABC's Connie Chung.
Mr. Davis said he did not see the interview, but had read a transcript and media reports about it.
In their resignation letter, the children wrote that Davis' statement "will not help find Chandra Levy" and accused him of speaking about the case for political gain.
"Friendship should not be based on poll numbers," the letter said.
Miss Levy was last seen April 30 at the Washington Sports Club at 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW when she canceled her membership.
Mr. Condit told police he had an affair with Miss Levy, police sources said. During several interviews with magazine and television reporters last week, Mr. Condit refused to acknowledge the affair.
Miss Levy had worked as an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was planning to return home to Modesto, Calif., when she disappeared.
When police searched her third-floor apartment at 1260 21st St. NW, they found her partially packed bags, her wallet, credit cards, identification and cash, but no evidence of foul play. The only things missing were Miss Levy and her keys.
This article is based in part on wire service reports.


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