Abbe Lowell was quoted on February 23 by CNN.com in an article regarding 2001 disappearance of Chandra Levy. Mr. Lowell served as Representative Gary Condit's lawyer during the investigation. Washington police officials announced they are close to making an arrest in the killing of Chandra Levy. Mr. Lowell blamed police and media attention on Condit for delays in the arrest. He said, "It is a tragedy that the police and media obsession with former Congressman Condit delayed this result for eight years, and caused needless pain and harm to the families involved." Mr. Lowell was also quoted by The Los Angeles Times, The Hill, The Salt Lake City Tribune, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and Times-News.