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Family speaks: 'Kasi will truly be missed!'

The family of Kasandra Perkins, who was killed by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher on Saturday morning, released a statement on the tragedy.

Several news outlets have reported on the statement, which reads:

"On behalf of the Perkins Family, we appreciate the outpouring of love and concern for our Kassandra "Kasi" Perkins. Our hearts are truly broken for Kasi was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother, cousin and friend. At this time we request the media respect our privacy during this difficult time as we grieve for our loved one. Please keep us in your hearts and prayers as well as the Belcher family for two lives were lost. Again we thank you for your support, our wish is for Kasi to be remembered for the love she shared with us all. Kasi will be truly missed!"

Perkins was cousins with the wife of Jamaal Charles. KMBC has Charles' statement, which you can read here.

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