- The Washington Times - Friday, June 29, 2001

Rep. Gary A. Condit's wife, Carolyn, will talk to police about what she knows about missing intern Chandra Ann Levy, the California Democrat's chief of staff and attorney said yesterday.
"We heard they might want to talk to her," said Mr. Condit's chief of staff, Mike Lynch. "She isn't refusing to talk to any one."
Abbe Lowell, Mr. Condit's attorney, said the congressman has vowed that all members of his family and staff will assist the police in trying to find Miss Levy. He also denied that Mrs. Condit has refused to talk with any law enforcement agency about the disappearance of Miss Levy.
Police sources said Mrs. Condit had refused to talk to FBI agents when they went to her home in California. A law enforcement source familiar with the case said the agents did not arrange an appointment and had caught Mrs. Condit by surprise when she refused to talk to them.
"There is nothing accurate about that," said Mr. Lowell.
Mr. Lowell said he will arrange with police any interviews with Mrs. Condit or her husband, but would not comment on any details of the police investigation.
Police are expected to question Mrs. Condit about her visit to Washington in early May, which was about the same time Miss Levy disappeared.
Miss Levy was last seen in the District on April 30 as she was planning to return to her Modesto, Calif., home after working as an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She was scheduled to receive her graduate degree from the University of Southern California on May 9.
Her parents tried to call her between May 1 and May 6, and notified the Metropolitan Police Department on May 6 that she was missing. Detectives searched her third-floor apartment in the 1200 block of 21st Street NW and found no signs of a struggle. Her money, credit cards and driver's license were with her packed luggage.
Mr. Condit, 53, has said through his staff that he was a friend of Miss Levy and was not romantically involved with the 24-year-old.
Mr. Condit was interviewed for a second time last weekend by police detectives about Miss Levy's state of mind. Mr. Lowell was present at the interview.
Mr. Lynch said he was not sure of what Mr. Condit told police, but he was told Mr. Condit cooperated fully with the detectives. "My understanding was he was fully forthcoming," Mr. Lynch said.
Police officials have said they are trying to determine if Miss Levy was abducted or was distraught and committed suicide. D.C. police officials have said Mr. Condit is not a suspect in her disappearance.
Besides Mr. Condit, police have interviewed about 100 people who knew Miss Levy about her state of mind.
Last week, Robert and Susan Levy, Miss Levy's parents, hired Washington lawyer Billy Martin to investigate their daughter's disappearance. Former D.C. police detectives Joseph McCann and Dwayne Stanton searched Miss Levy's apartment Monday night.
Mr. Martin said he could not comment on the investigation.

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