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Reactions to news of Chandra Levy's death

(CNN) -- For friends and family of Chandra Levy, a year of uncertainty ended with tragic news Wednesday as the former intern's body was found in a Washington park. Here are some reactions from people close to the case.

"On behalf of all the men and women of my department and the city of Washington, D.C., we'd like to extend our condolences to the family. It's been a very long and difficult journey for them. And, unfortunately, it did end with their learning of the death of their daughter."
-- Chief Charles Ramsey, D.C. Metropolitan Police

"The tragic news of Chandra's death will be difficult for Dr. Levy, his wife Susan, his son Adam and other family members to bear. Although the discovery of Chandra's body closes one chapter and brings some resolution to this ordeal, it does not ... solve the mystery of what happened to Chandra. Dr. Levy and his wife will continue to work with the authorities to conclude this investigation."
-- Billy Martin, Levy family attorney

"I'm devastated, and I'm angry, and I'm worried about Sue and Bob -- their mental well-being after hearing the news --and I'm heartbroken, and I don't know what else. I'm numb."
-- Joanne Tittle, Levy family neighbor

"Congressman Gary Condit and family want to express their heartfelt sorrow and condolences to the Levy family. The Levy family will remain in our prayers."
-- Office of Rep. Gary Condit

"The family, of course is deeply saddened. This is an extremely tough time for them. While certainly today's news -- the death of their daughter -- provides some resolution, it certainly does not provide answers to what happened to Chandra. So we will continue that quest to find out what happened in this case ... The Levy family would like to thank everyone for being so supportive, for all the encouragement, all the warm letters, all the nice hugs and 'hang in there' that they got from everyone."
-- Judy Smith, Levy family attorney




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