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:
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.