WASHINGTON — In interviewing Chandra Levy’s former co-workers at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, police have skipped over her supervisors and zeroed in on several other people on the bureau’s staff, WorldNetDaily has learned.
After Levy turned up missing in May, Washington police paid a visit to her old office, where she worked as a public-affairs intern.
FBI agents followed up with their own visit in May, and then returned later to question several staffers individually. Curiously, they did not quiz Levy’s two supervisors.
Daniel Dunne, who hired Levy and supervised her for the first half of her term, which began Oct. 23, confirmed that police have not interviewed him nor Tracy Billingsley, who supervised Levy until she left April 23, about Levy.
“No, they haven’t talked to us,” said bureau spokesman Dunne, “but they’ve talked to several other people on the bureau staff.”
He says he wasn’t involved in setting up the police interviews and couldn’t identify the other staffers.
Billingsley, the public information officer for the Justice Department bureau, said, “I really can’t comment on any aspects of the investigation.”
But Billingsley, along with Dunne, says Levy did not have any enemies on staff, and they are not aware that she was dating anyone in the office, which is within walking distance of the Capitol.
“She was well liked,” Billingsley said.
Added Dunne: “She was very good at working with everyone.”
Billingsley described Levy as a “very upbeat person,” if on the quiet side, and
Dunne says he did not notice any changes in Levy’s personality in the final weeks before she disappeared.
“Everyone here was really shocked that she would just disappear like that, because she was so responsible and diligent, always showing up to work on time,” Dunne said. “It was out of character.”
Billingsley concurred that she was “punctual,” adding that she “had a great attention to detail” and was “very computer literate.”
As an intern, Levy answered phones, fielding calls from the public as well as the media, often giving out public information. Most recently, she helped arrange media coverage of Timothy McVeigh’s execution. She also directed calls to other staffers in the office. When she wasn’t doing that, she clipped bureau-related articles out of newspapers.
Billingsley said that Levy – who expressed “an interest in a career in federal law enforcement,” ironically enough – never visited any federal prisons or came in contact with any inmates.
“She never did anything like that,” she said.
As for other work habits, Levy:
- Would both go out for lunch and “brown-bag it” at her desk.
- Rode the Metro subway to work from Dupont Circle, where she lived in a high-security apartment building, getting off at either the Union Station or Judicial Square stops (neither of which is in the best part of town).
- Seldom called in sick, and took short vacations.
- Rarely took social phone calls or received visitors at the office.
- Kept a “sparse” desk.
Levy’s last day was Monday, April 23. On the previous
Friday, personnel officials had notified her that she
had overstayed her 120-day term and would have to
leave. Levy had let it slip out that she had actually
graduated from USC in December and was only going to
her graduation ceremony in May. Regulations
specify internships must end 120 days after college
Bureau employees are paid every other Monday. Levy, who earned a GS-7 salary of about $27,000, was paid for her last day on Monday, May 7. The money was electronically deposited into her bank account, Billingsley says.
Levy went missing sometime after 1 p.m. on May 1.