Law enforcement officers questioned Rep. Gary Condit's wife Thursday over the disappearance of missing D.C. intern Chandra Levy, according to the congressman's lawyer.
Carolyn Condit and the investigators met in the Washington area, according to a statement from the congressman's lawyer, Abbe Lowell.
The statement did not reveal anything that was said and indicated that Condit, D-Calif., will continue his public silence about Levy, whom he has described as a "great person and a good friend."
"The congressman hopes and believes that the caring public will not confuse his well-founded reasons for not fueling a misguided media frenzy with his ... continued willingness to speak with those professionals who are working day and night to find Chandra Levy," the statement said.
It also said Condit will "resist efforts by the media to dissect and mischaracterize his and his family's private lives."
Levy, 24, of Modesto, Calif., was last seen April 30 at a Washington health club. Her internship at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons had ended and she was planning to return home to attend her graduation ceremony at the University of Southern California.
Condit's office has denied a romantic relationship between Levy and the 53-year-old married congressman, who has represented her hometown since 1989. Levy's mother has said her daughter told her she was seeing Condit.
Law enforcement officials have given no indication why they wanted to question Mrs. Condit other than their repeated statements that they wanted to talk to anyone who might shed any light on the case.
Investigators Doubt Levy Committed Suicide
Police Chief Charles Ramsey said Levy most likely did not commit suicide, because her body probably would have been found by now.
"The good news is we haven't found anything that indicates she's met with foul play. The bad news is that we haven't found anything at all, period," Ramsey said.
"As time goes on, the possibility of suicide becomes more and more remote, only because you think you would find the remains."
Ramsey said police have few clues about Levy's disappearance, but are focusing on one of two possibilities: that Levy intended to vanish or someone harmed her.
"The odds of her taking her own life diminish as time goes on because you can't kill yourself and bury yourself," Ramsey said. "At some point in time a body does surface."
A search of her apartment found nothing missing but her keys. Police have no evidence of a crime, no suggestion that Levy ran off, no similarities between Levy's case and those of other missing persons, Ramsey said.
"We've not been able to find any links and believe me, we have looked," he said.
Ramsey said investigators have interviewed Condit twice and will do so a third time if necessary, though they have said repeatedly he is not a suspect in Levy's disappearance. Ramsey stressed that Condit is "one of 100 people we've talked to" about Levy's disappearance. Police also have used cadaver-sniffing dogs to search some area landfills, he said.
"We don't have anything to connect him to her disappearance," Ramsey said when asked if the police would seek to obtain a search warrant to inspect Condit's apartment in Washington.
Ramsey also deflected questions about Condit's alleged affair with flight attendant Anne Marie Smith.
"We're not investigating an affair he had with a flight attendant," Ramsey said. "We're investigating a missing person. I'm trying to find Chandra Levy."
Ramsey played down the relevance to the investigation of Smith's allegations that she had a 10-month affair with the congressman. "It's a heck of a leap. ... We're not the sex police here. We're trying to investigate a missing person," Ramsey said.
Condit's private life "only matters to me if it relates to the Chandra Levy case," he said. Although police have questioned Condit's neighbors in his Washington condominium, they have not searched his apartment.
Condit canceled appearances at three Independence Day parades in his central California district, telling organizers he didn't want to be a distraction.
Fox News' Rita Cosby and The Associated Press contributed to this report