The search for missing April Jones continues 10 weeks after her disappearance, police have confirmed.
Superintendent Ian John of Dyfed-Powys police delivered a statement on Wednesday pledging to keep the search going, and asserted no end date has been set.
He said: "The search operation continues... it is by no means over."
April Jones went missing on 1 October
Supt John also read out a statement from April's mother Coral:
It said: “We know it's a good news story but it is our life.
“We are coming to terms with the fact that our baby girl has been taken from us."
It also gave thanks for the continuing messages of support the family was receiving from across the UK and wished everyone a peaceful Christmas.
April, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was abducted from the town's Bryn-y-Gog estate on `1 October.
A message from April's mother Coral thanked supporters and wished everyone a 'peaceful' Christmas
She had been playing out on her bike with friends on the evening in question as a treat for getting a glowing school report.
She was last seen getting into what is believed to have been a Land Rover Discovery which stopped on the estate.
Local man Mark Bridger, 46, was arrested the day after and his Land Rover Discovery seized for forensic examination.
He was later charged with the abduction and murder of April and perverting the course of justice by disposing of her body.
One week after April's abduction, Bridger appeared at Aberystwyth Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody.
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