Skip to comments.Rock Creek Park Predator Interviewed by Police Investigating Levy Death
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.
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.
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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.
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.
This was a one-time event for Levy wasn't it ?
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.
She may not have died right away.
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...
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.
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.