Patsy Ramsey says she and her husband, John, have "given the green light" to friends and family who want to talk publicly about the death of their daughter, JonBenet.

"I'm so lucky to have such wonderful friends who thought enough (of me) to speak out," Patsy Ramsey told the Parkersburg Sentinel in an interview.Until now, the Ramseys have asked friends and family to remain silent about the case and to refuse offers from tabloids and talk shows.

"The few times we gave statements, they were shredded to pieces. People read into our body language," Ramsey said from her home in Atlanta. "We want people to know the type of parents we are."