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DC Medical Examiner: Missing Intern Chandra Levy Was Murdered - 2002-05-28

Authorities here in Washington have determined former U.S. government intern Chandra Levy, whose disappearance a year ago drew worldwide attention, was murdered. But nearly a week after her remains were found in a Washington, DC park. Police still don't know how she was killed, nor have they named any suspects in her death.

With little more than badly decomposed skeletal remains to work with, police have yet to determine how or even why someone would want to see the 24-year-old intern murdered.

Washington DC medical examiner Jonathan Arden found nothing in her remains explaining the cause of death, leaving much of this highly-publicized case still unresolved.

"The cause of death has been certified as undetermined and the manner of death has been certified as homicide, he said. "In this case, there was not sufficient evidence to ascertain conclusively the specific injury that caused her death."

Chandra Levy's remains were found by a passerby in Washington's Rock Creek Park, a year after a nationwide search left DC police and the FBI unable to find her, or identify any suspects in her disappearance. Still, Police Chief Charles Ramsey is vowing to solve what's become one of the most publicized murder cases in the nation's capital.