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Name: Chandra Levy                                                                   
Born: 14 April 1977                                                                 
Died: 1 May 2001                                                                     
Chandra Ann Levy (April 14, 1977 - May 1, 2001) was an intern who worked             
at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C., who disappeared in the         
spring of 2001 and was subsequently found murdered in Rock Creek Park. The           
investigation into her disappearance uncovered an affair with then U.S.             
Representative Gary Condit, a Democrat representing California's 18th               
congressional district and a senior member of the House Permanent Select             
Committee on Intelligence. Though Condit was never called a suspect by police,       
the uproar led to his exit from Congress. The circumstances surrounding her         
death remain unclear.                                                               
Levy was born in Cleveland and grew up in Modesto, California. Her parents are       
members of Congregation Beth Shalom there, a Conservative Jewish synagogue.         
She attended San Francisco State University, earning a degree in journalism.         
After interning for the California Bureau of Secondary Education and working in     
the office of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, she began attending the             
University of Southern California to earn a Master's degree in Public               
As part of her studies, she moved to Washington, D.C., to become an intern with     
the Federal Bureau of Prisons, although shortly before her death, this was           
abruptly terminated when her academic eligibility was found to have expired. She     
had previously completed her degree requirements and was scheduled to return to     
California for graduation.