"We have always said that we would reach out to them at the appropriate time. We haven't felt the time was appropriate until, at least, Amanda's trial and appeals have come to a conclusion," the statement said.
The family added, "We offer them our most sincere sympathies and wish for peace for their family."
In the article, Meredith's father describes his daughter as '' beautiful and talented, adding that ''Meredith meant so much to us all. Our lives have, of course, moved on, but not a minute passes when she is not in our thoughts. And the question that nags insistently at us is: 'Why?' Why was she taken from us prematurely and with such horrific brutality?''
Kercher finished the article by poignantly asking this question ''all we want now is the peace to be able to celebrate her life. Is that so much to ask?''