Last words of murdered schoolgirl April Jones recalled by sister on anniversary

This week saw the seventh anniversary of the murder of a schoolgirl which sent shockwaves through a peaceful community – and broke the hearts of an innocent family.

Little April Jones was just five-years-old when evil paedophile Mark Bridger snatched her from outside her home and murdered her.

April's sister Jazmin Jones was herself still a child of 16 when she had to face up to the horror of what had happened to her sibling.

This week Jazmin spoke about her sister's final words to her before she was taken away for ever, to mark the seventh anniversary of her death.

NorthWalesLive reports Jazmin, now 23, wrote how April is "cherished in people's hearts forever".


In the Facebook post, Jazmin wrote: "Seven years has absolutely flown by and it doesn't get any easier, we just learn to live without you and find a way to remember you.

"You grew your white wings too soon gone but never ever forgotten, always smiling and looking over the town. A love that will never be replaced but cherished in people's hearts forever.

"Last words spoken 'I Love You'."


Jazmin was 16 when paedophile Mark Bridger murdered April after snatching her from outside her home in Machynlleth, Wales, on October 1, 2012.

Bridger was jailed for life the following year.

Jazmin in the post on Tuesday: "For a couple of years on this day I've always written a status about how we lost a special little girl and the type of lessons people should take from this.

"For the past six years on this day we always remember the sad and unfortunate case that not only changed Machynlleth and surrounding area but that changed a lot of people and places around the world.

"It didn't just devastate our family it devastated family friends, the towns people and lots of others who never had the pleasure of meeting a happy and beautiful little girl.

"This year I've sat and thought about it and I want people to try and remember her smile, her laugh, her caring way to people, how she just wanted to be outside and enjoy life, just how happy she truly was for a five-year-old."


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