The parents of murdered April Jones fear that killer Mark Bridger may never reveal where the body of their daughter is.
Two Family Liaison Officers give us a unique insight into how April Jones' family are learning to cope with their grief.
Judge tells Mark Bridger, he is 'a pathological and glib liar.' Read the full statement by Mr Justice Griffith Williams.
Images of April Jones playing on a beach a few weeks before the five-year-old's death have emerged.
The photographs were taken by her grandparents Dai and Linda Smith in Wales
Ann-wen Morris who co-ordinated the search for April, and was an old friend of Mark Bridger's, said that Bridger has "taken the innocence out" of Machynlleth.
Speaking about Bridger she said:
He was everyone's mate, everyone knew him, he was the gentleman that everyone thought he was, and then something like this happens and it's hard to believe that someone like this can actually have lived amongst us for so many years.
In an interview with the Sun Aprils Jones' parents have spoken about the impact of the five-year-old's death after Mark Bridger was sentenced today to life in prison for her murder.
Although both Coral and her husband Paul never use his name, they both label Mark Bridger "evil."
Carol told the paper: "He's put a hole in our heart. He's ripped a happy family apart.
"We don't talk about him, because he's not worth our breath. He's just evil. He's wrecked our family as it is. We've got a family wrecked. Our friends our neighbours have all been hurt by this.
"And he's not just wrecked our lives, he's wrecked our children, my mum, my dad, my brother hasn't seen her since she was born. It has hurt loads of people."
Paul added that moving on has proved difficult for the family; "we're a strong family, but even so it is very very difficult.
Mercia Hammond, who runs a tea shop in Machynlleth, told ITV News Presenter Alastair Stewart that April Jones would always been in the hearts of the community who had so desperately hoped she would be found safe and well.
Read Alastair's blog Machynlleth: A town trying to get back to normality here.
Although not born or brought up in Machynlleth, Mark Bridger was welcomed and described as a "friend to everyone."
In reality, he was a fantasist who wove an extraordinary web of lies.
ITV News Special Correspondent Rageh Omaar on "charming" Mark Bridger:
This terrible case, made worse for the family by Bridger's refusal to say where April's body is, has left a deep scar on the nation.
The NSPCC's thoughts are with her family and friends and we hope this verdict is a small comfort after such a horrendous ordeal.
It seems Bridger lived in a fantasy world which included looking at child abuse images online.
– Phillip Noyes, acting CEO of the NSPCC
For some time we have been concerned about the growing number of these obscene images which are becoming more easily available and can fuel the fantasies of offenders like Bridger.
This case points to the ever-growing evidence that there is a worrying link between looking at this vile kind of material and committing other serious sexual assaults.
April's death will hopefully lead to effective measures to stamp out this vile trade.
Protesters could be heard hurling abuse at the prison van which carried as Mark Bridger arrived back in Manchester to begin his life sentence.
Detective Superintendent Andy John, senior investigating officer in the April Jones investigation, has spoken outside court.
He described Mark Bridger as an 'evil and manipulative individual' who had 'gone to enormous lengths' to destroy evidence, but said the case against him was 'overwhelming'.