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Murder suspect released on bail

A man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a missing mother has been given bail, police said yesterday.

A police spokesman said: “The 39-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Chavelle Dillon-Burgess has been bailed and inquiries into this murder investigation are ongoing.”

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Chavelle Dillon-Burgess confirmed last Saturday that they had taken a man into custody.

Police announced over the weekend that they were treating the case as a suspected murder.

Friends of Ms Dillon-Burgess have not heard from her since April 11.

She was reported missing by her mother on April 30, about two weeks before her 27th birthday.

Members of the public joined police officers and Royal Bermuda Regiment troops in searches for Ms Dillon-Burgess, the mother of an 18-month-old son.

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley said last Saturday that police had made “significant progress” in connection with the case.

He added: “It is not the news that I would want to announce to the media because our focus throughout this investigation has been to find Chavelle safe and well, and bring her back to her family.

“Sadly, though, the investigation has indicated that the high likelihood that Chavelle has come to the gravest of harm.”

The press conference heard police were working with forensic specialists and other agencies in Bermuda and overseas.

Mr Corbishley said that it was not necessary to have found a body to start a murder investigation.

He added that he was “extremely appreciative” of information given to police by the public.

The commissioner said last Saturday that he believed there were people who knew what had happened to Ms Dillon-Burgess.

He added: “Maybe not directly, but they certainly know more than the police know.”

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Chavelle Dillon-Burgess (Photograph supplied)

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Published May 27, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated May 27, 2020 at 8:44 am)

Murder suspect released on bail

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