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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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76.

bagladey    

The police need to SEE that lady because we all know what's going on here: Except for Janet none of those other Jacksons work so they have no income, and there's no way that she would not communicate for a whole week with her grandchildren who live with her.

791 days ago
77.

alex    

the endless drama of the jackson clan continues. at some point, these people need to read "the little boy who cried wolf"

791 days ago
78.

oink    

They Can't blame Conrad Murry for this one. !!!

791 days ago
79.

black or white    

just keep cranking out the stories tmz.

remember the rabids.

791 days ago
80.

oink    

MJ's Fans need to go see if Katherine is ok. If they really LOVED Michael they will make sure his Mother is OK. !!

791 days ago
81.

oink    

I truly believe Michael was the sane one now. his family helped kill him. if not by their hand but with their actions, how they treated him all those years.

791 days ago
82.

Rich     

It is all about the Benjamins. Good Ole Joe will tell ya....

791 days ago
83.

Firefly    

I haven't heard a story about the old catfish face Joe in a while. Where is he in all of this? Was he waiting in Arizona for his kids to carry out his evil plot? The plot thickens. TMZ send your "sources" fishing to catch a catfish and you'll find Katherine.

791 days ago
84.

citivas    

Sick and disgusting the lengths some of the family members will go to to try and get control of MJ's money. Now they are kidnapping his mother to try and gain influence over her.

791 days ago
85.

South Beach    

I wouldn't put it past her s***bag sons to have her grabbed. This whole "disappearance" thing may play into them wanting her to be declared incompetent.

I wouldn't put anything past that bunch, nothing.

791 days ago
86.

terri    

Most people thought that MJ was as crazy as hell, but evidently he raised 3 very intelligent, polite and caring children. I hope these children some day find the peace and quiet that their father so wanted for them. If everything is o.k. with Grandma according to Jermaine then why not let the kids speak to her to assure them that she is o.k. I smell a big ole rat here.

791 days ago
87.

Jimmy jamz    

And this is shocking how? Lets not forget we are talking about a family who protected a pedo at all costs, hell they even let him pay 2 people to have children for him cause the other children where getting too pricey to keep their mouths shut.

791 days ago
88.

BUTTERBEANS    

Poor Paris, her grandmother has been taken by her greedy children and told she needs to relax, while they scheme to get their brother's fortune......Now we see why Michael wanted nothing but to be left alone.

791 days ago
89.

I am Spartacus    

sounds like fake drama from the Jackson family. Guess they hadn't been getting enough attention lately.

791 days ago
90.

evette    

maybe the family is trying to MURDER KATHERINE JACKSON SO THEY CAN TAKE FULL CONTROL OF MICHAEL'S JACKSON'S MONEY....DON'T TRUST NONE OF THEM..PRAY FOR KATHERINE'S SAFETY!!

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