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'.
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.