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Police confirmed that the man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a missing mother has been released on police bail.

A spokesman said on Tuesday: “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 weekend on Saturday, that he was arrested and taken into custody overnight on Friday in what is now being treated as a murder.

The young woman has not been seen or heard from by her family and friends since April 11.

She was officially reported missing by her mother on April 30.

Members of the public volunteered to join police officers and Royal Bermuda Regiment troops in searches for Ms Dillon-Burgess.

Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley said: “Sadly, though, the investigation has indicated that the high likelihood that Chavelle has come to the gravest of harm.”

He also stated that it was not necessary to have found a body to start a murder investigation and that he was “extremely appreciative” of information given to police by the public.

Mr Corbishley noted that he believes there are people who know what happened to Ms Dillon-Burgess.

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

He urged them to contact police.

“I’m not asking on behalf of the BPS, I’m asking on behalf of Chavelle’s family,” he said.

“Anyone with information that may assist is urged to contact Senior Investigating Officer with the Serious Crime Unit, Detective Sergeant Jason Smith on 717-0864, or the police call centre on 211, or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.”