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Date:Saturday, January 18,2020
Distribution: All Media

One Week Later: 14 Year Old Destiny Winters Still Unaccounted For [Located]

The Bermuda Police Service renews the appeal for information on the whereabouts of 14 year old Destiny Winters.

The 14 year old CedarBridge Academy student is described as brown complexioned, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing around 130 pounds with dyed black short, curly hair.

Destiny was last seen wearing a black rain jacket, shorts as well as black Nike sneakers.

The teen has been unaccounted for since last Friday evening (January 10th), after leaving her designated Government Care Facility without permission.

She is known to frequent locations in Pembroke including Fentons Drive, Parsons Road, St. Augustine Hill, Middletown, One Way Deepdale and The Glebe Road.

However, a recent sighting of Destiny was reported in the Flatts Village area Tuesday, January 14th around 12 noon. Apparently she was with an unknown male at the time.

Police officers continue their efforts to locate her.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of 14 year old Destiny Winters is asked to call police on 295-0011 or her designated Government Care Facility on 292-3699.

Update: Monday, January 20th - 14 year old Destiny Winters remains unaccounted for after she left her designated Government Care Facility without permission on the evening of Friday, January 10th.

The latest reported sighting of Destiny indicates that she traveled into and out of St. George’s by bus on Sunday, January 19th and was apparently with an older male.

The Bermuda Police Service is also aware of information that suggests that there is potential imminent risk to the 14 year old CedarBridge Academy student based on the association with this male.

As a reminder, Destiny is described as brown complexioned, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing around 130 pounds with her hair now dyed black, short and curly.

She was last seen wearing a black rain jacket, shorts as well as black Nike sneakers.

The teen is known to frequent locations in Pembroke including Fentons Drive, Parsons Road, St. Augustine Hill, Middletown, One Way Deepdale and The Glebe Road.

So far efforts by police officers to locate her have been unsuccessful.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of 14 year old Destiny Winters is asked to immediately call police on 295-0011 or her designated Government Care Facility on 292-3699.

The public is reminded that harbouring a juvenile is an offence punishable under the law.

Update: Tuesday, January 21st - Police officers continued their search for 14 year old Destiny Winters this morning (Tuesday, January 21st), eleven days after she left her designated Government Care Facility without permission on the evening of Friday, January 10th.

The teen remains unaccounted for and despite searching several locations this morning, she was not located by police. However, efforts to confirm her whereabouts are ongoing.

The Bermuda Police Service believes that there is potential imminent risk to the 14 year old CedarBridge Academy student and renews the appeal for the public’s assistance in finding her.

As a reminder, Destiny is described as brown complexioned, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing around 130 pounds with her hair said to be dyed black, short and curly.

She was last seen wearing a black rain jacket, shorts as well as black Nike sneakers and is known to frequent locations in Pembroke including Fentons Drive, Parsons Road, St. Augustine Hill, Middletown, One Way Deepdale and The Glebe Road.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of 14 year old Destiny Winters is urged to immediately call police on 295-0011 or her designated Government Care Facility on 292-3699.

The public is reminded that harbouring a juvenile is an offence punishable under the law.

Update: Wednesday, January 22nd - Police officers continued their search for 14 year old Destiny Winters today (Wednesday, January 22nd), 12 days after she left her designated Government Care Facility without permission on the evening of Friday, January 10th.

Tuesday night (January 21st) police officers – following leads regarding her possible whereabouts – checked a location in Warwick, but Destiny was not located.

Earlier this morning (Wednesday, January 22nd) police officers also checked a location in Sandys parish, to no avail.

However, efforts to confirm Destiny’s whereabouts and wellbeing are ongoing.

The Bermuda Police Service thanks the media and members of the public that have supported police efforts to locate the teen, and reiterates the importance of finding the CedarBridge Academy student promptly.

As a reminder, Destiny is described as brown complexioned, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing around 130 pounds with her hair said to be dyed black, short and curly.

She was last seen wearing a black rain jacket, shorts as well as black Nike sneakers and is known to frequent locations in Pembroke including Fentons Drive, Parsons Road, St. Augustine Hill, Middletown, One Way Deepdale and The Glebe Road.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of 14 year old Destiny Winters is urged to immediately call police on 295-0011 or her designated Government Care Facility on 292-3699.

Update: Wednesday, January 22nd - 14 year old Destiny Winters has been located and returned to the care of the Department of Child and Family Services.

Thank you all for your kind assistance in ensuring her safe return.


All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

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