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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."

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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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31.

HumanNature    

I PRAY THAT MRS. KATHERINE JACKSON IS OKAY!!!!

787 days ago
32.

FLO    

This sure looks likea set up by the greedy Jackson Grifters. They are trying to establish a pattern of old Katherine not being responsible enough to care for MJ;s kids. This leaves the path wide open for them to step in and take over the money and the kids.

Time for Debbie Rowe to assist Katherine in caring for her kids while John Branca and his partner oversee the cash.

787 days ago
33.

Marcia    

i come from a large family too and had some horrible things happen.. with my parents.. hate joe to bits

787 days ago
34.

HumanNature    

GERMAINE STATE THAT HIS MOTHER, MRS. KATHERINE JACKSON IS FINE AND IN ARIZONA!!!!


THEN PROVIDE MRS. JACKSON WHERE ABOUT AND HER DOCTOR NAME TO THE POLICE, GERMAINE!!!!!


ASAP!!!!!


THE GRANDCHILDREN HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW!!!!


UNLESS, YOU HAVE SOME SINISTER MOTIVE ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF YOUR "MOTHER"!!!!!!

787 days ago
35.

Marcia    

had this happen with my mom family member keeping us away from her... but in the end we won.. hopefully so will paris...my heart goes out to her and prince and blanket! He is watching...

787 days ago
36.

Baker    

I think the Court should be involved. Have a lawyer representing the kids best interests. If they have been left for a week with no word on their caretaker they should definitely be taken away from her. Call Diana Ross and see if she still is interested in taking care of them. That takes the Jackson siblings out of the picture completely. I think they want the kids money any way they can get it. The kids should call a social worker immediately for an investigation. If Katherine is no longer able to take care of them then Ms. Ross should get them.

787 days ago
37.

Carla628    

You would think money and fame would be a positive factor in ppls lives. It's like a CURSE for the Jacksons. I feel sad for all of them.

787 days ago
38.

FLO    


radar says that katherine flew out to alberque new mexico on the 15th to see the jackson brothers in concert and has been unreachable since.
The kids are concerend as they are told she is unreachable and has never gone more than 24 hours without speaking to them.
Time for the FBI to step in cos to me it sounds like she is being held against her will by Jack$ons so they can empty out her pockets.

787 days ago
39.

roll3567    

Lots of money at stake here. Can make ppl do strange things.

787 days ago
40.

God-Of-Lyf    

Wait, WHAT? Are you friggin kidding me? Just another way to keep the name relevant. It's always something with these idiots. I'm sorry Mrs. Jackson, I am for real. Your family is filled with the worse s*** found on earth. Including you! Just Saying...

787 days ago
41.

pat    

I agree with an earlier poster that an attempt is beiong made to make it look like she's losing it and that it would be better for a conservatorship to be establised in order to get their greedy hands on the money.


The kids really need to somehow prevent this and distance themselves from these vultures.

787 days ago
42.

anne2    

I totally agree w you FLO! This is more then strange..

787 days ago
43.

anne2    

The family deserves whatever coffers are available. >>>>

Hot news flash for you. The 'family' deserves what Michael wanted them to have. ZILTCH!!

787 days ago
44.

Chrys    

Pfffff, comments that there are bad guys ici.Ma speech, there are tongues of that or what?

And if something had happened to this poor old lady?
Frankly many would do better to refrain from writing gossip, you're no better than the bastards of journalists who destroyed Michael

787 days ago
45.

why?    

See this is why Michael should have just had babies with his own people. NOw since these kids are white and white people only care about money this is what you get.

Mike you should have stayed with your own people.

787 days ago
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