‘I knew my sister wouldn’t be coming home... my entire world fell apart’
THE SISTER of murdered April Jones has described how her entire world fell apart when she found out the fiveyear-old would not be coming home.
Jazmin Jones was 16 when April was snatched from outside her home in Machynlleth on October 1, 2012 before being killed by Mark Bridger.
Five years on from the abduction, Miss Jones said she “kind of figured” April was not coming home within hours of her disappearance.
Of finding out that the 47-year-old paedophile had been charged, she said: “You want to scream, you want to shout, you want to cry, you’ve got all these emotions running through you and you have no idea what to do with them.
“When you lose someone anyway, it’s an emotional time. But losing someone like this where you don’t know what’s happened, you haven’t got anything to bury, you haven’t got anything to say goodbye to, your entire world just falls apart.”
Bridger, who was convicted of murder, child abduction and perverting the course of justice, refused to tell police what he had done with April’s body – although officers did recover fragments of her skull from his fireplace.
Miss Jones said she had “kind of come to terms” with the fact that Bridger was never going to reveal where April’s remains are.
“At first I was really angry because I just wanted to say goodbye,” she said. “But then, I got to the point when I was like, he’s never going to say anything so I don’t know why I’m keeping my hopes up... there’s no point in giving... my time or energy about it. It’s just not worth it.”
During his trial Bridger claimed he could not remember what he had done with April.
He was sentenced ced to a whole life tariff, meaning he will die behind bars.
Miss Jones added:: “I think as a family, y, finding out whatt happened and what truly happened that night, I think in a sense that could could destroy us.
“I think it’s easierer for us not to ever ver know.”