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Wednesday, 18 July, 2001, 23:23 GMT 00:23 UK
Net clues sought in intern hunt
Democrat Congressman Gary Condit
The FBI is to analyse Mr Condit's lie detector test
Police in Washington DC searching for the missing intern, Chandra Levy, plan to release a list of websites which she visited shortly before her disappearance in April.

They hope that if Miss Levy visited one of the places she looked up on the net, somebody there might recognise her and offer information about her whereabouts.

Chandra Levy
Ms Levy was an intern for the US prison service
Police believe Miss Levy spent several hours on her laptop looking up restaurants, newspapers in California and Washington, trains, airlines, government agencies and congressional committees before her disappearance.

In the meantime, Gary Condit, a married US Democratic congressman who reportedly admitted to having an affair with the 24-year-old, has made his first public appearance since taking a lie detector test in relation to the case.

The search for Miss Levy has now been expanded in the Washington area to include three smaller parks, in addition to the large Rock Creek Park near her apartment.

Police, however, admit they do not yet have solid clues to go on.

A pair of blue Nike running shoes and a box were found at one location at Rock Creek Park, and a small knife was found inside one of the shoes. But there was no indication that the items were connected to Miss Levy.

Condit makes first appearance

Mr Condit refused to answer reporters' questions about the case as he made his way to an Agriculture Committee meeting on Capitol Hill.

Asked about how he was continuing to work amid all the intense interest, Mr Condit replied: "What attention?"

A protester outside Gary Condit's office
Chandra Levy has not been seen since 30 April
His only other words were "excuse me" as he carved a path through the throng of journalists.

Police have repeatedly said that he is not a suspect.

An aide to Mr Condit said police had searched another aide's car for signs as to whether Miss Levy had been in the vehicle.

Miss Levy, an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, was last seen on 30 April when she went to cancel her membership at a Washington health club.

Mr Condit's California constituency includes Miss Levy's home town of Modesto.

Mr Condit has denied any involvement with her disappearance and took a polygraph test last week which his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said confirmed Mr Condit's innocence.

Investigators say they have turned the results of the test over to the FBI for analysis.

The BBC's Paul Reynolds, in Washington
"Police are angry about the private lie detector test taken by Congressman Gary Condit"
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