The Latest News in Chandry Levy Case: FBI Forensic Analyst Screwed Up Evidence


By Allan Lengel
WASHINGTON — The missteps in the investigation into the death of intern Chandra Levy have been painful.

In 2001, search dogs and police failed to come up with the body during a mass search in Rock Creek Park in Northwest Washington. The body was found a year later in the park, and not in a spot that would be considered  remote.

Additionally, investigators failed to use a bi-lingual polygrapher in 2001 when they first interviewed the current suspect Ingmar Guandique, who was charged with murder earlier this year. Instead they used a polygrapher and an interpreter, a method considered far less reliable.

And last Friday, word surfaced in court that an FBI forensic analyst “mistakenly got some of her own DNA on evidence recovered from the site where Chandra Levy’s body was found, attorneys said Friday during a hearing in D.C. Superior Court”, the Washington Post reported. The analyst has since been fired.

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