39-Year-Old Man Arrested On Suspicion of Murder

May 23, 2020

The Bermuda Police Service “declares that the disappearance of Chavelle Dillon-Burgess is being treated as a suspected case of murder” and a 39-year-old man has been taken into custody on suspicion of murdering Chavelle,” the police said today.

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Update 3.37pm: Detective Sergeant Jason Smith of the Serious Crimes Unit said, “It is with a heavy heart that the Bermuda Police Service declares that the disappearance of Ms. Chavelle Dillon Burgess is being treated as a suspected case of murder.

“Overnight, detectives took a 39-year-old man into custody on suspicion of murdering Chavelle.

“The public will know that since she was reported missing we have been searching for, and investigating the circumstances of her disappearance.

“We remain committed to finding Chavelle, and we urge the public to look for anything suspicious while out on their daily movements. Our search for her continues in a methodical manner and we will continue looking for her.

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“We know that the news of an arrest in this case will cause anxiety and stress especially to Chavelle’s family and her friends. Our family liaison officers are working with her family to provide any and all support during this very difficult time.

“We are working with forensic specialists and partner agencies to find justice in this matter.

“The Serious Crime Unit asks anyone with information on what happened to Chavelle Burgess to please make contact if you have not already done so.

“The BPS is greatly appreciative of all the help given to us and the family of Ms. Burgess in trying to find her so far. Please do not give up in your efforts.

“If you know something, please call the Senior Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Jason Smith on 717-0864 or the police call centre on 211, or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.”

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