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April Jones is still missing at Christmas

by | 13th, December 2012

THEY’VE still not found April Jones. The five-year-old disappeared from near her family home in Machynlleth, Powys, on 1 October 2012. The Home Office says it has money to continue the search. Dyfed-Powys Police has the resources.

Supt Ian John tells media:

“This week again we have had 16 search teams, comprising a search leader and six officers, as well as twelve CSI dogs with their handlers out on the mountain and valleys in and around Machynlleth, in all weathers, carrying out systematic and methodical searches of the challenging terrain. Specialist teams from other agencies and organisations have been searching rivers and the sea; mines and quarries; and various other confined spaces on the hillsides of Machynlleth.

“Volunteers from a number of mountain rescue teams have walked for miles over the mountain sides all working together looking for clues and evidence that may help us find April. We will keep looking until we are satisfied that we have exhausted all lines of inquiry.”

You keep looking until she is found.

A spokesman for the Home Office adds:

“The investigation is ongoing but the anticipated costs are expected to be in the region of £1.8m – £2.4m. The grant is subject to receiving final costs which will be scrutinised by HMIC [Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary] after which after which a final decision will be taken.”

Of course, there is a suspect. Mark Bridger, 47, has been remanded in custody, charged with murder, child abduction and perverting the course of justice.

April Jones is missing.



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