TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Katherine Jackson

Reported Missing

by Family Member

7/22/2012 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0722_katherine_jackson_getty
update_bar
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."

0314_divider_graphic
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.'"

560 COMMENTS

No Avatar
61.

Judy    

By the way, if she flew to New Mexico, why and how did she end up in Arizona?

761 days ago
62.

jo    

Follow the money...and the grab for it.

Sounds like MJ's kids and the executors are being blackmailed with Katherine being used as leverage. Michael would be OUTRAGED and disgusted! Why can't Janet who seems to be more sane step in to help both her mom and those kids? His brothers and father took lessons from the Scientologists.

761 days ago
63.

Firefly    

WHY
.
And for the Record Michael Money should have stayed in his only family, just like white people do. MIcheal didn't love himself, cause if he did, the story would have been different.
34 minutes ago
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
For the record...Micheal was subjected to night clubs at a young age, saw naked women all around him. Saw his brothers making it with these women in the same room at night while he tried to sleep. Didn't have a childhood because he was always in the studios. Was beaten by his father and made to carry rocks as punishment. Michael was forced by his family to perform when THEY wanted money. Even when Micheal had enough money and wanted to take a break they guilted him into making money for them. He was there cash cow. So to sum it all up. If you say Micheal didn't love himself then that is a lie. He tried to have a normal life, with children of his own and a life of his own but his family wouldn' let him. They always wanted something from him. They always wanted more. So I'll ask this of you WHY, would you give all your hard earned money to your siblings first and not your children? And don't give me that "they're not his crap." They are more his than his "family " because they truelly loved their father for who he was not what they could get from him.

761 days ago
64.

Diana    

do hope she is ok, she and grandchildren seem to be the only normal ones out of that family.

761 days ago
65.

MiMi    


The Jackson's silence speaks volumes.

761 days ago
66.

oink    

Plain and simple a Kidnapping.

761 days ago
67.

HumanNature    

GERMAINE


PROVIDE THE DOCTOR NAME AND WHERE ABOUT OF YOUR MOTHER, MRS. JACKSON TO THE POLICE!!!!


ASAP!!!

761 days ago
68.

Firefly    

If Janet and Rebie are involved then I am truly disgusted now for they were the ones that seemed the most normal and sane. Debbie Row needs to finally step in and take control of her children before they end up missing somewhere too. Because Jermaine and siblings won't say a word about them missing and will start spending their money as fast as they can until they are found out.

761 days ago
69.

HumanNature    

RIGHT ON, ANNE2!!!!

761 days ago
70.

Jdawg    

I wouldn't put it past those older boys getting rid of Moma to get control of da benjamins.

761 days ago
71.

BabyBubba    

Members of the family were trying to get Michael's money the moment he was pronounced dead. There is footage of Latoya, Janet and Randy visiting Michael's home individually looking for the trash bag filled with money that Michael kept on the premises.

761 days ago
72.

seamus     

Does this family do anything normal? Leave Katherine alone and definitly leave those children alone. Paris God bless doesn't seem to take any crap. I am sure she will speak up on all of the dangerous actions of her so called loving aunts and uncles.Jermaine just go away!!

761 days ago
73.

penton032000    

We all need to get away from worrisome people sometimes. I pray she is okay.

761 days ago
74.

mj fan forever    

Why on earth she accepted to leave alone Michael's children???!! She is their guardian!!! In any case if she was no longer able to take care of them, they would be entrusted to Diana Ross, but whatever her disgraceful sons are plotting to come into possession of her money, why the hell no one is intervened yet in all this????!!!

761 days ago
75.

BrAnBa    

Well, if they are keeping Katherine from calling the grandchildren and if this has anything to do with money, then I think there are serious reasons for further investigations in to why Michael died. IF they can do this to a woman - their mother! - of 82, just imagine what they could do to a brother.....
Just saying....

761 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web