The FBI is checking out a tip that the body of missing intern Chandra Levy is buried in a parking lot on a military base in Virginia, Washington D.C. police said Wednesday.
A Web site based in California forwarded to Washington police a three-page message that said the 24-year-old missing woman was buried at a parking lot under construction at Ft. Lee, 30 miles south of Richmond, Va., said D.C. Executive Assistant Chief Terrance W. Gainer.
Officials at the Web site, called "We Tip," said they received the anonymous message on Tuesday and faxed it to police the same day.
Police called the Provost Marshal at the base and asked that military officials help investigators check out the information, city police spokesman Sgt. Joe Gentile said. Gainer said he believed a search might be conducted Thursday.
But press releases from the FBI and officials at Fort Lee were distributed at the base Wednesday night, saying that no search was planned.
"If the tip is deemed credible, appropriate investigative steps will be taken. At this time there are no plans to conduct a search in the Fort Lee area," the FBI statement said.
Gainer said the police department is giving the tip somewhat more consideration than the hundreds of others it has received because of the accuracy of some of the details in the message.
One investigator close to the Levy case said the tip is not new. He said FBI agents in California received the same information about a week ago and dismissed it.
Police have few leads left after three months of investigation.
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