Stephen Corbishley said in a press conference that the $50,000 reward for information that leads directly to the whereabouts of a missing mother has fully funded funded by community donors, who wished to remain anonymous.
"One of the things it reflects to me is that there are people in the community that care, there are people that want to assist the Bermuda Police Service and above all there are people who want to do the right thing for Chavelle’s family,” said Commissioner Corbishley.
“I truly believe that there are a number of people in the community that know where Chavelle is, and they have chosen, either through fear or out of loyalty, not to contact us with that information," he continued.
Bermuda Police has made some discussions this weekend to set a new position to support the Chavelle investigation.
Commissioner Corbishley announced that "a reward of $50,000 will be made available on receipt of information that directly links to the finding of Chavelle ... it needs to be information that takes us to the location where Chavelle is."
The Commissioner was very appreciative of information that’s been provided by the public to the police, with suggestions of where search should be conducted, where perhaps she could be, and police have acted in that regard.
According to Corbishley, the reward is not for case related information, or suggestion where to find Chavelle, but directly leading the police to her whereabouts.
Banner posted by the BPS on social media read: "$50,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION THAT LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE FINDING OF CHAVELLE DILLON BURGESS CONTACT 717 0854 OR 717 0864"
Commissioner Corbishley pleaded to the public "to do the right thing" and contact the police.