Tragic

Chandra Levy Murder Trial Begins

Almost a decade after Chandra Levy disappeared—shaking Washington, D.C. and capturing national headlines—her accused killer, Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran illegal immigrant and gang member, is set to stand trial starting Monday. Yet Levy’s parents, Robert and Susan, say their grief will never end. "It doesn't go away," Robert Levy said. In May 2001, Chandra had just completed an internship at the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was preparing to return to California for college graduation when she went missing; her remains were later found by a bone hunter in a Washington park. News that she had been having an affair with her Congressman, Gary Condit, turned the story into a media sensation. The trial will begin with jury selection, with opening arguments coming in at least a week.