The statement from Laci Peterson's family, as read Friday by family spokeswoman Kim Petersen:
"Just as Christmas Eve is a family time, Easter is also a time for families. We request that you allow our family to have time this weekend to deal with these recent developments together in private. We ask for your understanding during this time and respect our need for this privacy. Please do not call any family members at their homes or on their cell phones. The family will make a statement Monday afternoon. We appreciate those of you who honor our request. Please place all media requests through me and understand that hundreds of calls are coming in. All requests will be documented. Thank you for your support during this very difficult time."