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Memorial held for Chandra Levy
Associated Press WriterMODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- More than 1,000 mourners joined Robert and Susan Levy at a memorial Tuesday for their daughter Chandra just hours after authorities in Washington announced the former intern had been murdered.
A string quartet played and flowers decorated the stage at Modesto's convention center for the service. A poem that had been written by a well-wisher when police were still searching for Levy was included in a program featuring a picture of the 24-year-old smiling.
"From sunrise to sunset, as a family together we pray. Where is Chandra? Only God is to know. But as time goes on, our fears only grow," the poem, attributed to Penny Chiarizia of Woodbridge, Va., read.
Earlier Tuesday, medical examiner Jonathan L. Arden said the death had been classified a homicide, though the cause of death could not be determined.
"It was not an accident," Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey said.
Levy's remains were found last week in a Washington park, more than a year after she disappeared. Police recovered her skull and other bones as well as a University of Southern California sweatshirt, a sports bra, tennis shoes and other clothing.
Investigators also found Levy's knotted leggings, suggesting she may have been tied up, a person close to the investigation said.
Police said they have no prime suspect in the case. They may again interview some of the people they talked to after Levy disappeared 13 months ago, including Rep. Gary Condit and a man who was convicted of assaulting two joggers in the park last year.
Condit, through his attorney, has expressed his condolences to the Levy family.
Police have said repeatedly he is not a suspect, but the Levys' attorney said the family still believes Condit, who authorities say had a romantic relationship with Levy, knows more about her final days than he has said.
Condit lost a re-election bid in the Democratic primary in March.