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Rock Creek Park Predator Interviewed by Police Investigating Levy Death
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Posted on 05/23/2002 10:14:29 AM PDT by john in missouri

PAPER: Rock Creek Park Predator Interviewed by Police Investigating Levy Death Thu May 23 2002 12:52:01 ET

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officials investigating the death of Washington intern Chandra Levy have interviewed a man serving a 10-year prison sentence for attacking two women in Rock Creek Park last year, ROLL CALL DAILY is planning to report on Thursday.

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D.C. Metro Police investigators have "talked to" Ingmar Guandeque, who was arrested in July 2001 after attacking two females (one in May and one in July) who were jogging along the Broad Branch trail in Rock Creek Park. Levy's decomposed body was found Wednesday along the Broad Branch trail in a heavily wooded area.

A second official close to the Levy investigation said that while Guandeque was interviewed after Levy's disappearance last year, investigators are now taking a closer look at him since the intern's body was discovered.

"Clearly there are some coincidences and links -- just because of the proximity of where he [committed his crimes]," said a source close to the investigation.

ROLL CALL's Amy Keller reports: Guandeque, who lived on the 1400 block of Somerset Place Northwest, was arrested last summer and sentenced in February 2002 to two concurrent terms of 10 years' imprisonment for a pair of assaults of female joggers in the Broad Branch section of the park.

The first attack occurred in mid-May 2001, at 6:30 p.m., about two weeks after Levy disappeared. In that case, Guandeque came upon an unnamed female jogger, attacking her from behind while brandishing a knife.

According to a press relea


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1 posted on 05/23/2002 10:14:29 AM PDT by john in missouri
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To: john in missouri
If this guy Guandeque actually did it, Condit has to be the unluckiest human being on the planet.
2 posted on 05/23/2002 10:16:23 AM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: john in missouri
We found the fall guy!
3 posted on 05/23/2002 10:16:41 AM PDT by freedomson
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To: john in missouri
Round up the usual suspects.
4 posted on 05/23/2002 10:18:48 AM PDT by bearwoman
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To: freedomson
Absolutely. This is Waaaayyy too convenient methinks. How come this 'predator' was never mentioned as a suspect previously? Condit would have trumpeted this from the rooftops. I Think it smells.
5 posted on 05/23/2002 10:18:53 AM PDT by Bagehot
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To: justanotherfreeper
Not so. He would have brought it on himself by trying to coverup the kinky sex. There would still be a skeleton, his, in the closet. Still, the Senator is still the main culprit.
6 posted on 05/23/2002 10:18:58 AM PDT by swatter
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To: john in missouri
Why was Chandra Levy the only one killed ?
7 posted on 05/23/2002 10:19:11 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: freedomson
Chandra should have kept her health club membership for a few more days.
8 posted on 05/23/2002 10:19:45 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: justanotherfreeper
Condit has to be the unluckiest human being on the planet.

The Clymer tagged the wrong intern.

9 posted on 05/23/2002 10:20:49 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: john in missouri
According to a press release issued Feb. 8 by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, the victim reported that Guandeque grabbed her around the neck and pulled her to the ground, where her portable radio fell off. She also reported that Guandeque bit her when she tried to push him away.

Guandeque fled the scene of the crime, leaving the radio beside his victim.

On July 1, 2001, he attacked another female jogger at approximately 7:30 p.m., running up behind her as she reached the crest of a hill and grabbing her from behind.

The woman struggled, and when Guandeque loosened his grip on her she managed to get away and report the incident to the U.S. Park Police, who located Guandeque and arrested him.

Guandeque denied many of the details provided by the victim, but admitted to grabbing the victim in an effort to steal her Sony Walkman.

At Guandeque's sentencing, D.C. Superior Court Judge Noel Kramer called the matter an "odd case" and said Guandeque's crimes did not resemble merely simple robberies, according to the press release.

The judge called Guandeque's behavior "predatory" and noted that he had sought out physical confrontations with his victims, spent a good deal of time following them through the park and never took any property, suggesting he was extremely dangerous.



Developing...

10 posted on 05/23/2002 10:21:07 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: john in missouri
From the DOJ's Press release last 2/8/02:

Washington, D.C. - United States Attorney Roscoe C. Howard, Jr. announced that Ingmar Guandeque, 20, of the 1400 block of Somerset Place, N.W., was sentenced today before Superior Court Judge Noel A. Kramer to two concurrent terms of ten years' imprisonment for two separate assaults against female joggers in Rock Creek Park. Guandeque pled guilty in September of last year to two counts of Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery.

The sentences arose from two incidents in which Guandeque attacked two women in Rock Creek Park. On May 14, 2001, at approximately 6:30 pm, a female was jogging in Rock Creek Park in the District of Columbia. Guandeque began running behind her and grabbed her in an effort to steal her yellow Sony walk-man with headphones. The victim reported that he brandished a silver knife with a black handle, that he grabbed her around the neck, and that eventually he pulled her to the ground where her walk-man and headphones fell off. The victim also reported that Guandeque bit her when she pushed his face with her hand. Guandeque denied many of these details, but acknowledged grabbing and restraining the victim in an effort to obtain the walk-man. Guandeque fled the scene due to his fear of being detected, and the walkman was left behind along side the victim.

On July 1, 2001, at approximately 7:30 pm, a female was jogging in Rock Creek park in the District of Columbia. Guandeque began running behind her and as she reached the crest of a hill, he grabbed her from behind. This victim reported that he pulled her off the trail and the two rolled down the hill into a ravine. She also reported that he held a knife to her chin, covered her mouth because she was screaming, and told her to be quiet. She reported that she continued to struggle and ran from Guandeque when she felt him begin to relax his grip. Guandeque denied many of these details although he acknowledged that he grabbed the victim in an effort to steal her Sony Walk-man and that they both fell into the ravine. The victim immediately reported the incident to the U.S.Park Police who were able to locate Guandeque and arrest him after he was identified by a witness.

In pronouncing sentence, Judge Kramer characterized this as an "odd case." She remarked that she had presided over numerous robbery trials and that this case did not resemble simple robberies. Instead, Judge Kramer characterized Guandeque's behavior as "predatory." She stated that the fact that he sought out physical confrontations with his victims, spent a good deal of time following them through the park, and never took any property suggested that he was extremely dangerous.

In announcing the result of this prosecution, United States Attorney Howard praised the efforts of the United States Park Police Detective Joseph Greene. United States Attorney Howard also praised the efforts of Assistant United States Attorney Kristina L. Ament, who prosecuted the case, and paralegal Christopher A. Angell and Robyn E. Cantor who assisted throughout the investigation.

11 posted on 05/23/2002 10:21:15 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: VRWC_minion
spent a good deal of time following them through the park and never took any property, suggesting he was extremely dangerous.

This was a one-time event for Levy wasn't it ?

12 posted on 05/23/2002 10:22:10 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: freedomson
Yep, I am sure that this fall guy is the Perp. or it was a suicide. After all it is just coincidence that Levy would look up the park mansion on her computer just before she disappered. Strange how the exhaustive police park search turned up nothing. Nothing to see her, especially since Condit was on a congressional security oversight committee. Nothing to see. Probably turn out that the Medical Examiner concludes that it was a suicide, just like Vince Foster. Yep, nothing to see. (/sarcasm) I suspect that WA DC is one of the few places left in the US where crimes are regularly covered up by the various law enforcement agencies, (for the good of the public good).
13 posted on 05/23/2002 10:22:59 AM PDT by Robert357
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To: martin_fierro
Both victims had a walkman and so did Chandra, interesting. But why didn't the predator take Chandra's walkman ?
14 posted on 05/23/2002 10:25:07 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: Bagehot
No, this sounds like a very serious suspect. Considering the location and timing of the other attacks, this may be the killer.

Condit's big crime is that he knew where she was. He probably even met her that day. But the despicable ghoul was afraid of the scandal and afraid of suspicion, and so took the craven path of hiding and silence.

15 posted on 05/23/2002 10:25:24 AM PDT by SarahW
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To: SarahW
Condit's big crime is that he knew where she was. He probably even met her that day

She may not have died right away.

16 posted on 05/23/2002 10:27:05 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: freedomson
We found the fall guy!

Quite possibly. Or maybe the police are just pre-empting a possible defense avenue.

My guess tends toward "fall guy", though--as long as Condit keeps on cooperating, that is...

17 posted on 05/23/2002 10:27:12 AM PDT by Lion's Cub
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To: john in missouri
I suppose this Guandeque commited the Starbucks murders, too?
18 posted on 05/23/2002 10:27:27 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: justanotherfreeper
Condit has to be the unluckiest human being on the planet.

Unlucky?!? He brought this whole mess completely onto himself! The scumbag intentionally lied and obstructed justice, whether or not he had anything to do with her death.

If this perp did randomly attack Chandra Levy, she could have been laying there injured for several days before dying. By obstructing the investigation Condit could have indirectly cost Chandra her life.(Admittedly pure speculation, but you see my point.)

That's what I'm so afraid of. If the police find that someone else did murder Chandra, everyone is going to throw up their hands and say, "Gee, Gary was completely innocent." No, Mr. Condit is not completely innocent. He just may not be guilty of murder.

19 posted on 05/23/2002 10:29:45 AM PDT by Coop
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To: Bagehot
. How come this 'predator' was never mentioned as a suspect previously?

The fact that they've found and talked to him so quickly means that they had him in mind all along. But because there was only speculation and no body until yesterday, there was nothing to tie him to the disappearance.

20 posted on 05/23/2002 10:30:14 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: condidit
Oops. Almost forgot to index this. List is at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/involved?group=12
21 posted on 05/23/2002 10:30:21 AM PDT by Lion's Cub
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To: swatter
Still, the Senator is still the main culprit.

Lame duck U.S. House Representative, not Senator.

22 posted on 05/23/2002 10:31:15 AM PDT by Coop
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To: martin_fierro
he pulled her off the trail and the two rolled down the hill into a ravine Sorry y'all, this is the guy. Condit is guilty of hiding his meeting with Chandra that day. But this is the fella what got her.
23 posted on 05/23/2002 10:31:40 AM PDT by SarahW
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To: VRWC_minion
Since these assaults took place near where the body was found, it raises further questions as to why this area was not searched thoroughly last summer. I believe the cadet search took place in mid-July which would be after the second assault described here.
24 posted on 05/23/2002 10:32:27 AM PDT by cyncooper
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To: SarahW
I think we should wait to see if forensics determines this was the primary crime scene or if secondary. She may not have been killed in the park, but put there after the fact. They will be able to determine that in short order.
25 posted on 05/23/2002 10:33:43 AM PDT by Green
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To: justanotherfreeper; spectre
He sure would be, wouldn't he?
26 posted on 05/23/2002 10:34:35 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: john in missouri
advice from personal safety gurus: "Do not wear walkman-type earphones, especially at night, while walking or driving. They can prevent you from hearing what is going on around you."

A word to the wise.

27 posted on 05/23/2002 10:35:49 AM PDT by The Energizer
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To: VRWC_minion
Why was Chandra Levy the only one killed ?

That is a very good question.

28 posted on 05/23/2002 10:35:59 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: cyncooper
Am i missing this but it does not look like this person killed any of the two victims. Just assaulted and thats it.
29 posted on 05/23/2002 10:37:00 AM PDT by Ban_All_Rats
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To: Coop
Outstanding post!
30 posted on 05/23/2002 10:37:02 AM PDT by kayak
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To: SarahW; aristeides; ~Kim4VRWC's~; Howlin
I wouldn't be so sure about this being the guy. Why didn't he steal her Walkman?
31 posted on 05/23/2002 10:37:02 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: VRWC_minion
Both victims had a walkman and so did Chandra, interesting. But why didn't the predator take Chandra's walkman ?

If this guys is the perp, he could have based his selection of victims based upon the fact that they were probably in "Condition White" as evidenced by the fact that they were running through an isolated section of the park while wearing headphones, and probably oblivous to any potential threats. I run through fairly deserted parks (and questionable neighborhoods) while wearing an MP3 player with headphones, but I always keep the volume relatively low, and pay close attention to my surroundings - And, I'm a 225 lb guy with martial arts training, not a 110 lb woman. Women running alone should avoid that kind of danger area, especially when they are tuned out wearing headphones.

32 posted on 05/23/2002 10:37:45 AM PDT by LouD
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To: Mr. Jeeves
I suppose this Guandeque commited the Starbucks murders, too?

Somebody tell OJ, they got the "real" killer.

33 posted on 05/23/2002 10:38:11 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: john in missouri
So let me get this straight: Chandra goes on her computer and looks at the internet site for Rock Creek Park, then goes there for no other reason than so she can be voluntarily attacked by a "predator" that she doesn't even know exists?

She got on the website because she was going to meet someone there. She went there with a purpose.

34 posted on 05/23/2002 10:39:32 AM PDT by mrobison
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To: freedomson
"We found the fall guy!"

Absolutely! This guy didn't go from killing Chandra Levy to letting two witnesses go. Murderers don't just become compassionate and allow individuals who can identify them get away. Alot of attackers who had previously done time for rape/assault, left their early victims alive. It wasn't until they were released and committed those crimes again, that they murdered their victims to prevent them from identifying them and sending them back to prison.

35 posted on 05/23/2002 10:40:56 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: cyncooper
An excellent point.
36 posted on 05/23/2002 10:41:25 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: r9etb
The fact that they've found and talked to him so quickly means that they had him in mind all along.

The article states that they talked with him last year .... "A second official close to the Levy investigation said that while Guandeque was interviewed after Levy's disappearance last year, investigators are now taking a closer look at him since the intern's body was discovered."

37 posted on 05/23/2002 10:41:36 AM PDT by kayak
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To: Robert357
"I suspect that WA DC is one of the few places left in the US where crimes are regularly covered up by the various law enforcement agencies, (for the good of the public good)."

I've lived in this area for almost my entire life - a long time. You are absolutely correct about the longtime policy of LEO coverups in this area. Many of the Capitol Hill political elite, including politicians, lobbyists, etc., are mainly transients who really don't care what happens to the regular Americans who live around here. Therefore, the ruling class here wants all those who live here temporarily to "feel safe" and not be "alarmed" by the truth regarding the serial killers, rapists and other criminals who enjoy Rock Creek Park along with all those temporary residents with a false sense of security.

Rock Creek Park has always been the favorite haunt of homosexuals trolling for tricks, serial or opportunistic rapists, and other dirtbag criminals who find the yuppie, liberals who use it to be easy marks to prey on. And in those rare instances where a perp is actually captured, tried and convicted (about 1% of all crimes committed), the local criminal justice system quickly releases them back into the communities from whence they came - to breed and perpetrate more crimes once again.

38 posted on 05/23/2002 10:41:42 AM PDT by Hail Caesar
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To: Lion's Cub
Thanks for the link to the list.. I didn't know there was one.
39 posted on 05/23/2002 10:42:08 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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To: john in missouri
How convenient!!
40 posted on 05/23/2002 10:42:28 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: VRWC_minion
"Both victims had a walkman and so did Chandra, interesting. But why didn't the predator take Chandra's walkman ?"

Or her ring for that matter.

41 posted on 05/23/2002 10:42:57 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: Coop
I totally agree with you. Condit may not be guilty of murdering Chandra Levy, but he is not innocent. Remember, he lied three times to the investigative officials before admitting having an affair with Chandra. He also was caught disposing of evidence when he threw out that watch in a dumpster. That type of behavior is unfit for a Congressman.
42 posted on 05/23/2002 10:43:27 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: john in missouri
Lets stay on the real suspect..
43 posted on 05/23/2002 10:43:45 AM PDT by codebreaker
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To: Fred Mertz
Put me down under why didn't they search this area last summer IF they knew this guy had hit on two women there.

Too pat, IMO. And you know as well as I do, IF he was a suspect, the DC media couldn't have/wouldn't have kept this quiet.

44 posted on 05/23/2002 10:43:52 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Fred Mertz, Howlin, aristeides; Mad_Tom_Rackham
Don't you guys think this is odd? Surely she knew better than to run where there was a predator stalking victims???
45 posted on 05/23/2002 10:44:39 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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To: Mr. Jeeves
I suppose this Guandeque commited the Starbucks murders, too?

Couldnt be him,he was on the grassy knoll at the time.

46 posted on 05/23/2002 10:45:01 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Mr. Jeeves
I suppose this Guandeque commited the Starbucks murders, too?

Crikey, that case was solved a long time ago...get with the program.

47 posted on 05/23/2002 10:45:07 AM PDT by medlarebil
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To: mass55th
Another great point!
48 posted on 05/23/2002 10:45:08 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: john in missouri
mmmm... yeah, ok; sure.
49 posted on 05/23/2002 10:46:28 AM PDT by bandlength
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To: r9etb
They "found" him in his jail cell where he's serving 10 years for the two previous assaults.
50 posted on 05/23/2002 10:47:40 AM PDT by Hoboken
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