Saturday 5 December, 2020

Police fear missing Bermudan woman is dead

Chavelle Dillon-Burgess.

Chavelle Dillon-Burgess.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Chavelle Dillon-Burgess in Bermuda.

Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley gave the media this update today as he said cops believe the 26-year-old has been murdered.

Dillon-Burgess was reported missing by relatives who last saw her on April 11.

Despite tragic this development, Corbishley said his officers are still working to find Dillon-Burgess to bring closure to her family.

Corbishley thanked islanders for the information they provided to the police.

He noted the case is still in its infancy and they are working to ensure a solid case can be taken before the court.

Domestic violence has been an issue of concern for the Commissioner and he revealed he has had discussions with the National Security Minister Wayne Caines to combat such crimes and ensure victims are aware of places they can receive help.

While not wanting to give specifics on the case, the Commissioner said there is a concern with how domestic abuse is looked at in the territory.

“Domestic abuse is about all of us. Domestic abuse is everybody’s business. And it concerns me that we are not as assertive or direct in addressing the way in which some relationships take place.

“Sometimes when events such as these take place, it an opportunity to more than

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Jason Smith said police will be using both local and foreign forensic experts to bring closure to the case.

“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,” Smith said.

“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.

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