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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Chandra Levy - The end of a disgraceful journey

Eight years ago I embarked on a personal journey to discover what led to the death of my sister Theresa. At the same time, in the national arena, the murder of Chandra Levy was playing out in sensational fashion. Recall that congressman Condit was the early prime suspect in this investigation. The theory that Condit was responsible for Levy's murder made for good press, and fit the general public's notion of murder as portrayed in novels, television and the cinema.

In reality this primetime theory was a most unlikely scenario. When possibilities and probabilities were analysed against known, acquaintance and stranger encounters; given the circumstances of the crimes (location, etc...) it was always the case that a stranger encounter was the most likely explanation.

Happily the Condit family is now fully exonerated. Sadly, it took eight years to get here, at a tremendous waste to taxpayers.

(with a nod, as always, to my favorite criminologist)


At 6:59 PM, Blogger Bill Widman said...

Being from Washington, DC, I have been paying particular attention to this case.
Rock Creek Park was a place a city kid could go to escape the urban madness and learn about nature. Many happy hours of my boyhood days were spent exploring the park with my brothers and friends.

With this new development in the case, my first question was:
If they have someone who was arrested twice for assaulting a woman in the same park during the same year, why is it not until now that we hear about it?

Could it be that someone in government wanted to end Condit's political carrer? A good way to do that is to keep him the only suspect.

Is it just me, or do I smell dirty politics at work here?

At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, your favourite criminologist is mentioned in an article about this case in the Washington Post.


At 4:34 PM, Blogger Bill Widman said...

Anon, it tickles me that such a brilliant detective has been called in to point out something so obvious.

This has got to be the most embarrassing case ever for the DC Police. I could spend all day ragging them about how the remains have been found where they supposedly have already searched, but it would be like shooting fish in a barrel. They are just too pitiful to be picked on at this point.

Thanks for the info, Anon. It's still very interesting, after all!


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