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Parents: Chandra never made return plane reservation

The missing intern: Chandra Levy
The missing intern: Chandra Levy  


MODESTO, California (CNN) -- The parents of missing former intern Chandra Levy said there's no evidence their daughter ever made a plane reservation to come home from Washington, although she told them she was coming and seemed excited about it.

In an interview aired Saturday on Fox's "America's Most Wanted," Susan and Robert Levy also said they were puzzled by Chandra's evasiveness about giving them the time of her arrival.

"She wouldn't give us a time exactly when she was coming home, as far as airplane time, and that I found kind of bothersome to me, because I would think she would tell me exactly when and what time she was coming home, like what reservation and what plane she's going to come in," Susan Levy said.

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The Levys got an e-mail from Chandra dated May 1 that discussed prices for airline tickets. That was the last they heard from her. The former intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons was last seen April 30 when she canceled her membership at a Washington gym club.

Her case, which is still considered by police as a missing persons investigation, has garnered national media attention because of her connection to Rep. Gary Condit, D-California.

The Levy family has said Chandra had a romantic relationship with the congressman, and police sources said Condit, who is married and the father of two children, admitted an affair during third interview with law enforcement officials. He has made no public comment on her disappearance or their relationship, other than an early statement that the two were "good friends."

Police say Condit is not considered a suspect in Levy's disappearance. He's one of more than 100 people authorities have questioned in the case. At the invitation of Condit lawyer Abbe Lowell, police have searched the congressman's apartment and took a DNA sample from him.

In Washington, police continued their search of abandoned buildings and some city parks Saturday in an effort to find Chandra.

Lt. Ralph Neal of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police said police searched Adams Mill Park, Rock Creek Park and several buildings in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, looking for clues that might help them find Levy. He said nothing substantive was found.

Seeing televised images of police comb through trash-strewn buildings looking for signs of her missing 24-year-old daughter was upsetting, said Levy's mother Susan.

"Another day in hell," she said as she left her home in Modesto.

Friends doubt abduction

Police have said they are working on four theories in Chandra's disappearance: that she met with foul play, she voluntarily disappeared, she committed suicide or she has amnesia and doesn't know where she is.

On "America's Most Wanted," Chandra's former guidance counselor and a friend from high school doubted that she could have been abducted.

Julie Danielson, a guidance counselor at Davis High School in Modesto, said Chandra took part in the Explorer Program, which was connected with the police academy.

"She was trained in things a person would be trained if they were entering the police academy, so she was street smart, definitely street smart," she said.

Friend Lisa Bracken agreed.

"She always carried Mace and was very aware of her surroundings," she said.

Polygraph questioned

Meanwhile, police officials and Levy's family expressed dissatisfaction with a private polygraph test taken by Condit, which his attorney said he passed.

The embattled congressman: Gary Condit
The embattled congressman: Gary Condit  

While D.C. police will evaluate the results of the test, Assistant Police Chief Terrance Gainer said police would still like to administer their own lie detector test to the 53-year-old California Democrat.

"I have a little bit of a hard time swallowing the fact that a guy who is going to get polygraphed hires his attorney to do it, hires a guy who controls the questions and then says he'll share it," Gainer said.

Billy Martin, an attorney for the Levy family, called on Condit to take a test administered either by the D.C. police or the FBI.

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