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Katherine Jackson

Reported Missing

by Family Member

7/22/2012 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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7:40 PM PT -- Jermaine Jackson responded via Twitter to the missing person's report, saying in part, "No-one is being "blocked" from speaking with Mother. She is merely an 82-year-old woman following doctor's orders to rest-up and de-stress, away from phones and computers. Everyone has been well aware of this within the family, but I would like to reiterate my reassurance to the outside world that Mother is fine."

11:40 AM PT -- A source tells the AP that Katherine is with her daughter Rebbie and has been prescribed rest by a physician.

9:30 AM PT -- Katherine's lawyer released a statement, saying in part, "Concerned family members, particularly Michael's children, have since made ongoing pleas to those believed to have knowledge of her location for information regarding her whereabouts. The only reports provided have been both conflicting and confusing -- especially those pertaining to the status of Katherine Jackson's health. When Michael's children last saw their grandmother on July 15, 2012, she was in great health physically as well as mentally."

She continued, "Prince, Paris, and Blanket are the light of Katherine Jackson's life, as she is to those children. Out of concern for Mrs. Jackson's well-being and in an effort to ensure her being safely reunited with her grandchildren as soon as possible, a report was filed on Saturday with the Sheriff's Department who will be investigating this matter."

4:44 AM PT -- The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a release that says, "Katherine Jackson is reportedly with family members. Late Saturday night, a different family member reported that he was unable to speak with her and is concerned for her well being. Deputies are continuing to make efforts to reach her and ask that she contact the Malibu / Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department."

Katherine Jackson has been reported missing by her nephew late Saturday night ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

According to our sources, a nephew of Katherine's filed a missing person's report with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department after her grandchildren had been unable to reach her for over a week. 

Jermaine Jackson tweeted earlier this week that Katherine was in Arizona resting up on doctor's orders. But early this morning, Paris Jackson tweeted, "yes, my grandmother is missing. i haven't spoken with her in a week i want her home now."

She followed that up with a plea for people to call the authorities if they see her, then added, "the same doctor that testified on behalf of dr murray saying my father was a drug addict (a lie) is caring for my grandmother... just saying."

Katherine Jackson's lawyer told CNN she has never gone more than 24 hours without speaking to her grandchildren.

As TMZ previously reported, the Jackson family has been feuding of late ... with Randy, Jermaine, Tito, Rebbie and Janet Jackson seeking to have the executors of the Michael Jackson Estate resign from their positions.

A letter that leaked on the internet, written by the aforementioned Jacksons, claimed that John Branca and John McClain had "taken advantage of the family ... and have stressed out Katherine Jackson so much, that she recently suffered a "mini-stroke.'"


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Max Smart    

Could this family get any more disfunctional? They didn't complain about the will too much when the estate was hundreds of millions of dollars in the red. Who is looking after the kids while Katherine is AWOL? What a pack of greedy nutters.

792 days ago


They need to investigate those money hungry kids of hers!! This is terrible!

792 days ago


The person raising Michael's kids hasn't seen them in a week.? If her adult children really cared about Michael's kids they would allow them to visit their Grandmother.

792 days ago


Katherine Jackson was believed to be traveling with daughter Rebbie. At 82 that seems likely. I don't believe she would have been traveling alone. It's hard for me to believe she would willingly lose contact with her family. I hope she is heard from soon.

792 days ago


She gets out without guards / driver?

792 days ago


Janet...take these kids away from your "nut job" family! They look at those kids as a Wellfare/meal ticket ........

792 days ago


I find it impossible to believe that Katherine has willingly went a week with no contact with her three beloved grandchildren. I also think that whenever/however she left, it had to be with a family member or someone very close to the family due to the sheer fact, well, its Katherine Jackson.. mother of Michael, guardian and grandmother and caretaker of Paris, Prince and Blanket.... there had to be bodyguards around everywhere... how come no one has mentioned it before now? Paris, Prince and Blanket, we are all praying for yall's safety and for you to have some peace in all of this mess that is going on around you. And we're praying for your grandmother's safe return home.

792 days ago


Hope she's okay.

792 days ago


Seeing the young Miss Jackson, how eloquent she was for a child her age and how well grounded and intelligent she seemed I can't help but think those three kids just can't catch a break. This is one messed up family and I pray that those three kids can survive this as wholesome, decent people.

792 days ago


Michael Jackson must be rolling over in his grave knowing his daughter is being screwed up by his crazy family now just like he was.

792 days ago


Well we all know what this is about.

They want control over her and the allowance she receives from the Estate.

Next they will be after MJ3..........

792 days ago


O M Goodness ... where is Papa Joe??? perhaps he knows where Mama Kat is ... these poor children, they will never be able to have a normal childhood

792 days ago


I have followed Paris on twitter for a while and although I do like her, she is obviously hot tempered and impulsive and she seems to LOVE a bit of drama.... The unpleasant retaliation against her ex boyfriend was out for the world to see.
Paris is obviously mad at her uncles and aunt and this could be a part of the family feud. We really don´t know what is going on. Anyway, I hope Mrs. Jackson is okey!!

792 days ago


So, who's "watching" Michael's kids if Katherine is away? She's the legal guardian. Technically, can someone say she abandoned them or is not a fit guardian? If so, who gets custody of the kids...and the funds? Just saying. The whole mess is really sad. I'm a single mom and if I died, I'd want all my money to go to my kids, too.

792 days ago


I just hope and pray that Katherine doesn't pass away while in her children's care. They will not receive a penny from the estate once momma dies. So right now they are working on her to write her own will that will include them. All the money that Katherine receives from the estate each month for the grandchildren is probably in an account that is building up if the totel amount isn't used. This would be the only money that Katherines kids could get their hands on should she pass. They are probably keeping her from calling the grandchildren until she signs it all over to them. Even if this isn't the case there is one major factor that scares me about the future of Michael's kids. Jermaine is pissed that Michael's kids are 1. white 2. not blood. They feel that since they (Jermaine, Randy, etc) are true Jacksons and the kids are not then they decerve the money more than the kids. TMZ get your "sources" on this right away! Better yet go find grandma and see if she is OK, then report back to us when you find out the rest of the story.

792 days ago
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