Area residents reach out to family of missing woman

March 25, 2002 

(Published: Thursday, May 31, 2001)

The search for Chandra Levy continued in Washington, D.C., Wednesday while at home in Modesto, community residents extended support to the Levy family.

Police dogs again searched unsuccessfully for signs of the 24-year-old Levy, who vanished just as she was preparing to return to California. Police sent trained dogs to the Rock Creek Park area of Washington, not far from the apartment where she lived during her internship with the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Wednesday marked a month since Levy was last seen. On May 1, she e-mailed her parents about possible travel plans for returning to California.

The District of Columbia's public affairs office said the dogs hunted Wednesday near bridges on Calvert, Taft and P streets.

Police said rain and wind might have hampered earlier searches, so the dogs were sent back because weather conditions had improved.

Police spokesman Joe Gentile said the dogs did not find anything.

In Modesto, employees at Doctors Medical Center donned yellow ribbons in support of the Levy family. Chandra's father, Dr. Robert Levy, is on the hospital's medical staff.

Today, students from Davis High School will walk south on McHenry Avenue, toward downtown, stopping at businesses along the way to distribute yellow ribbons and posters with the Modesto woman's picture on them. Levy graduated from Davis High in 1995.

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