KCSDV Mourns Death of Coalition Member Organization Staff Member Murdered by Partner

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Lucca Wang, Communications Coordinator
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TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) received news of Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) Director of Outreach Perla Rodriguez’s murder on Tuesday morning. Reports indicate Perla was found dead in her home in Wichita early on Tuesday morning. It is suspected her boyfriend murdered her.



KCSDV is saddened and shaken by the news of Perla Rodriguez’s murder. We have worked with Perla, and we work closely with the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) as one of our coalition member organizations. This feels like a death in the family. We are thinking of her loved ones and her coworkers at WASAC.

At KCSDV, we work with domestic violence every day, yet this comes as a shock to us too. We say this with great sadness: We know that domestic violence can happen to anyone. No one is immune – not even our own victim advocates.

Domestic violence impacts so many individuals and communities across Kansas and the United States.

We are grieving her death.



The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) is a leading statewide voice in Kansas for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. KCSDV works with 27 coalition members and with partners and advocates across the state of Kansas to prevent and eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. Find more information, visit KCSDV’s website at https://www.kcsdv.org. Contact KCSDV by email at coalition@kcsdv.org and by phone at 785-232-9784.
The 24-hour Kansas Crisis Hotline is 888-END-ABUSE (888-363-2287).


Last Updated on Dec 18, 2018