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The Resource Finding Chandra : a true Washington murder mystery, Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz

Finding Chandra : a true Washington murder mystery, Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz

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Finding Chandra : a true Washington murder mystery
Title
Finding Chandra
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a true Washington murder mystery
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Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz
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eng
Summary
It was the mystery that gripped the nation during the summer of 2001: the sudden disappearance of Chandra Levy, a young, promising intern, and the possible involvement of Congressman Gary Condit. And then the case went cold. By 2007, satellite trucks and reporters had long since abandoned the story of the congressman and the intern in search of other news, fresh scandals. Across the country, Chandra's parents tried to resume their daily lives, desperately hoping that someday there might be a break in the investigation. And in Washington, the old game of who's up and who's down played on without interruption. But Chandra Levy haunted. Six years after the young intern's disappearance, investigative editors of the Washington Post pitched two Pulitzer Prize winning reporters their idea: revisit the unsolved case and find out what happened to Chandra, a task that had eluded police and the FBI. The authors went to work. The result was a thirteen part series in the Washington Post that focused on a prime suspect the police and the FBI had passed over years before. They had wrongly pursued Condit and chased numerous false leads, including a claim that Chandra had been kidnapped and taken to the Middle East. But the most likely culprit was far less glamorous: an immigrant from El Salvador, a young man in the clutches of alcohol, drugs, and violence who had been stalking the running paths of Rock Creek Park, assaulting female joggers at knifepoint. He had attacked again, even as the police and the press concentrated on a congressman romantically linked to the intern. This book explores the bungled police efforts to locate the crime scene and catch a killer, the ambition and hubris of Washington's power elite and press corps, the twisted culture of politics, the dark nature of political scandal, and the agony of parents struggling to comprehend the loss of a child. Above all, it is a quintessential portrait of a cast of outsiders who came to Washington with dreams of something better, only to be forever changed
Summary
Discusses the disappearance and murder investigation of Washington intern Chandra Levy, revealing the blind ambition, power games, and incompetence behind the investigation
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357761
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Higham, Scott
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Horwitz, Sari
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  • Levy, Chandra
  • Murder
  • Condit, Gary
  • Guandique, Ingmar
Target audience
adult
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a true Washington murder mystery
Label
Finding Chandra : a true Washington murder mystery, Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1006/2009050721-d.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn430842090
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xi, 287 p.
Isbn
9781439138670
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009050721
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)430842090
Label
Finding Chandra : a true Washington murder mystery, Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1006/2009050721-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn430842090
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xi, 287 p.
Isbn
9781439138670
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009050721
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)430842090

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