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Levy Memorial Draws Large Crowd

Chandra Levy´s friends and relatives and 12,000 well-wishers were in Modesto today to remember her as a compassionate young woman who loved chocolate and wanted to explore the world.

The 90-minute ceremony in the city´s convention center featured speeches from Levy´s grandmother, great-aunt, brother and close friends. Her parents, Robert and Susan Levy, did not speak.

Just hours earlier, they learned that the medical examiner in Washington had determined the 24-year-old intern´s death was a homicide.

Volunteers handed out chocolate peanut butter cups – Levy´s favorite candy. A childhood friend expressed gratitude for Levy´s ability to offer friendship “without judgment and bias.”

Another friend recalled her smoky voice, loud laugh and her ever-present sweatshirt from the University of Southern California, where she attended graduate school.

Chandra Levy´s family wants justice.

The family´s attorney, Billy Martin, says someone out there knows what happened to Levy and the family wants the case solved.

Washington police today said the case had changed from a death investigation to a homicide investigation. Hours later, Martin called for police to again interview Congressman Gary Condit. Martin didn´t call Condit a suspect, but said the congressman has insight into Levy´s state of mind and what she was doing before she was killed.

A police source has said that Condit admitted to an affair with Levy. Police say he´s not a suspect.

Martin says he´s pleased with how the investigation is being handled, and doesn´t blame the police for not finding the body sooner.

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