Unsolved Mysteries in the District

Since Chandra Levy’s murder the number of unsolved homicides in the District by year according to the MPD*:

2002- 31

2003- 27

2004- 93

2005- 87

2006- 96

2007- 104

2008- 40 (as of today)

I’m not going to question the wisdom, taste or desperate need to sell newspapers that went into the Post’s decision to trod slowly through one family’s tragedy and the rest of the nation’s pre-9/11 freakshow.  I’ll just rest assured the 12-part Washington Post investigative series for each and every one of the other 478 unsolved homicides is in the planning stages.

*Don’t know if these are official numbers or how often MPD updates their website, or if (and I pray this is the case) a homicide is not officially “solved” until there is a conviction.

3 Responses

  1. how many victims of those unsolved homicides were missing for a year and having an affair with a congressman?

    No arguing the salaciousness of the case. Just pointing out an inequity of attention to equally unsolved crimes several years after the fact.

  2. Couldn’t agree more CPO why do we need to trot this out again when there is so much other more important things to talk about

  3. Barbara Olson wrote the book on Hillary Clinton, HELL TO PAY. Barbara was hot on the trail of bad boy Congressman Gary Condit (D-Calif.), who was under suspicion in the disappearance of his intern & love interest, Chandra Ann Levy. Two months after Chandra vanished, Gary Condit got caught depositing a leather Tag Heuer watch container in an Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, Safeway store dumpster. A fifteen-foot brick wall surrounds that trash receptacle. The Safeway at 500 S. Royal St. is located about six miles one-way from Condit’s then Washington, DC, address; but only three blocks from James Carville’s residence. Barbara Olson was Los Angeles bound, aboard American Airlines Flight 77, as a guest on Bill Maher’s popular TV show, Politically Incorrect. Flight 77 was hijacked and flown into the Pentagon. Date: September 11, 2001. Chandra Levy’s remains were found May 22, 2002 in Rock Creek Park. Gary Condit kept his seat on the Intelligence Committee, but lost his subsequent bid for re-election.

    Dead Drop: Prearranged hidden location for depositing and picking up messages and money in a clandestine manner, without the parties involved being present at the same time. According to the married Condit, a female admirer gave him the Tag Heuer timepiece. Gary Condit crossed the Potomac River from the District of Columbia to Alexandria, Va., to dispose of the zippered case in a more than secure location, but kept the wristwatch. “The Clinton years might seem like a long national nightmare of scandal, sleaze, and ruthless acquisition of power. Hillary herself is the link from the excesses of the Watergate staff, to the Whitewater fiasco, to the abuses of executive power, to the defense of her husband’s perjury and obstruction of justice. But now it is Hillary’s turn. The Clinton era is far from over and Hillary’s ambitions far from satisfied,” wrote Barbara Olson.

    This is but a snapshot of the world in which Chandra Levy found herself. Ms. Levy’s criminal justice training may also have predisposed her to trust individuals with a law enforcement background. Perhaps not coincidentally, Hillary Clinton has had more than a few of these types on her payroll. And, the DNC could ill afford to lose Gary Condit’s congressional seat. There would be no more Monica Lewinskys; no more blue dresses. Monica Lewinsky was plain fortunate. Similarities abound, but some would rather believe that space aliens abducted Chandra Levy than ever suspect the real actors, with real means, real motives, and real opportunities. Difference between Fort Marcy Park and Rock Creek Park: couple of miles as the crow flies. To borrow a phrase from Bill Clinton, “It ought to make the bells go off in your head:”

    I’ve let this comment stay, but gotten rid of the link to the ridiculous 9-11 conspiracy website. I would like to add that I don’t think you quite understood, or maybe even read, my post. I won’t argue with your “evidence” because I’ve found that to be generally a waste of time with people who cling so dearly to their unique ability to detect dark cabals wherever convenient. But I will say this, “a couple of miles as the crow flies” may not be much of a distance where you’re from, but in DC traffic, it can feel like a journey of a thousand miles. The damn liberals put in too many traffic lights as part of their “ruthless acquisition of power.”

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