Man in Court Charged With Murder of Chavelle Dillon Burgess

Mon, 2021-03-01

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley - "In May 2020 a report was made to the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) regarding the disappearance of Ms. Chavelle Dillon Burgess. On receipt of this information the BPS commenced a search for Chavelle, the complexity and extent of which has never been seen before in Bermuda.

The BPS concluded that Chavelle had been unlawfully killed and a murder investigation led by the BPS’ Serious Crime Unit has continued for the past 10 months.

The BPS has worked closely with the office of the Director for Public Prosecutions on this investigation. Following a review of evidence in this case Mr. Kamal Worrell was charged with the murder of Chavelle and appeared in Magistrates' Court this morning.

The BPS will continue to search for Chavelle’s body on behalf of her family and the public are reminded there is still a reward of $50,000 for anyone that has information in this regard.

BPS family liaison officers have supported Chavelle’s family through the past year, a period that has been one of great suffering. The family are grateful for the assistance provided by the BPS and have asked that we convey their thanks to the public for their assistance as well.

The BPS is again appealing to anyone with information to make contact with the Senior Investigating Officer DS Jason Smith on 717-0864 or email Alternatively you can contact the anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477. All information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Finally any person who is suffering domestic abuse, in whatever form, or persons who know someone who is in this situation, can contact the BPS Vulnerable Persons Unit on 211 or Bermuda’s Centre for Domestic Abuse on 297-8278, for help and support to their situation."