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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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46.

why?    

Those white kids are not Michaels, they are not BLOOD.

738 days ago
47.

anne2    

People, I hope that you're getting the picture here REAL loud and clear..

738 days ago
48.

Jody    

I thought Katherine was the one who was raising the three kids? If Paris hasn't seen Katherine in a week, I think the conservators need to take a serious look at finding the kids another legal guardian.

738 days ago
49.

ThePhoenix    

WHO stands to gain ?

738 days ago
50.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

This is all about money. It's a money grab from certain family members. They'll do anything they can to get their hands on MJ's money, even if it means turning on their mother. If they can prove that she's senile, or incapable of carrying for herself or her grandchildren, then they can claim conservator status and have control of her finances. What a pathetic group!! MJ would be flipping in his grave if he knew his siblings were plotting against her.

738 days ago
51.

FLO    

when Paris called her aunts Rebbie and Janet over the past several days, she was told each time she could not speak to her

Here is the CNN version of the story with more details---

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/22/showbiz/michael-jackson-mom-missing-person/index.html

738 days ago
52.

Ace    

The kids should be raised by Joe Jackson. Look how he made a star out of Michael and Janet.

738 days ago
53.

Sunshine    

Those kids better sleep with an eye open.I don't trust the Jacksons.

738 days ago
54.

gamepro    

maybe about time to see a different doctor

738 days ago
55.

Jen    

They should give it all away and be done with it. It's despicable that even after he's dead and gone they're still trying to get his money and are willing to go to these lengths to get it. Can't Oprah or someone just take those poor kids away from all this?

738 days ago
56.

GGG    

I am praying she is ok. She would NEVER just up and leave her grandkids without telling them. Then the whole mess with MJ's siblings contesting the will. Money is truly the root of all evil.

738 days ago
57.

GGG    

Oh and for all the trolls trolling as usual, **** off. If you all don't care then why are you here? Its always the ones that deny and say they hate, that are the most interested.

738 days ago
58.

Cheryl A.    

Wait, she gets THOUSANDS of $$ a month to take care of kids that she never sees? That's gonna change soon.

738 days ago
59.

RealityBites    

1. Drug mom 2. Get her to sign papers giving us all the money 3. Let her go back to grand kids Yep, that sounds like Jermaine

738 days ago
60.

Judy    

This is starting to get scary. Are they isolating Katherine to pressure her into doing something she doesn't want to do? With Jermaine involved, I worry about her safety. Next, they're going to try to have her declared incompetent so someone else can be in charge of spending her money. This is awful.

738 days ago
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