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.
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.