"Christmas will be a difficult time without April among us," her parents said in a statement released today.
"We are coming to terms with the fact that out baby girl has been taken from us."
"We realise this is a big news story, but to us it is our lives," they added.
More top news
After ice and snow, a more dry and settled picture across the UK today - but it's still set to be chilly.
Drunks who become abusive in hospital A&Es should be arrested, a leading doctor has claimed.
This was despite more than a fifth experiencing delays of more than three hours, a Which? survey revealed.