A seven-year-old friend of April Jones, who was playing with her when she went missing, told police in an interview the next day: "the man didn't take her in the van, she got in the van having a happy face... she wasn't upset."
Last week, the prosecution gave an account of Mark Bridger's police interview after he was arrested, in which he said he drove out of Machynlleth's Bryn-y-Gog estate with April either "dead or dying" in his car, after accidentally running her over.
He denies abduction, murder and perverting the course of justice.
The parents of murdered April Jones fear that killer Mark Bridger may never reveal where the body of their daughter is.
ITV News correspondent Carole Green has covered the month-long trial of Mark Bridger at Mold Crown Court. Here she gives her personal view.
The disappearance of April Jones prompted the biggest search of its kind in British policing history.