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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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91.

MiMi    

Where is Joe??????

826 days ago
92.

meme    

sorry, Paris, your daddy WAS a drug addict and his addiction killed him and left you and your siblings to fend for yourselves.

Sorry to hear the old lady is issuing. I'm sure one of the gold-digging relatives is holding her hostage for ransom. So sad that this is the family MJ had to deal with. I probably would've taken drugs, too.

826 days ago
93.

Jimmy jamz    

Good to see grandma is taking care of these children like she is supposed to. As Paris posts pictures of herself on twitter with zero parental control looks like things haven't changed since when the drug ridden freak was around. You remember him right? The guy who wanted to sleep for 18 hours a day and rehearse the rest. Man how he didn't win father of the year is beyond me...

826 days ago
94.

Bella    

What narrow minded to say that Katherine left the kids home alone.....for sure there is one or more adults looking after those kids.


What I'm worried about is the fact that Katherine didn't talk to those kids on the phone. The only reason I can think of is that she had a stroke last week and is not able to talk.

826 days ago
95.

HumanNature    

JIMMY JAMZ


DO YOU KNOW MJ PERSONALLY????

826 days ago
96.

terrence    

Paris needs to learn how to stay in a child's place. Point Blank Period. She is really overstepping her bounds.

826 days ago
97.

penton032000    

We all need to get away and not let too many people kknow where we are. I pray she is okay.

826 days ago
98.

WIKKY    

Oh good God i pray u direct mrs Jackson back home. for d sake of Michael Jackson's children.

826 days ago
99.

Diana    

Hope they find her and she is ok. she and the grandkids are the only normal ones in that family. Kathrine has been thought too much over the years between joe and the family problems.

826 days ago
100.

bartsimpson    

hope she is ok

826 days ago
101.

Mabel    

The more time that passes the more impressed I am with MJ's foresight. The behavior of his extended family is despicable! It's one stunt after another. Frankly, I would not put it past these greedy fools (especially ring leaders Randy & Jermaine) to "kidnap" their own mother to serve their twisted purpose. Good luck, Katherine!

826 days ago
102.

Aga    

Problem is that Paris' father was a drug addict...it may not have been cocaine or marihuana but drug is a drug..whether a prescription one or not.

826 days ago
103.

Truth    

WHY IS JANET PART OF THIS SH*T??? SHE'S F*CKED UP IN THE HEAD. SHE HAS HER OWN MONEY... WHY AREN'T THE LEECHERS, ENABLERS AFTER HER FOR HER PAPER??? SOMETHIN IS WACKED FOR REALZ! SOMETHIN TELLS ME JANET WAS TRICKED INTO SIGNING HER NAME. #TRUTH!!

826 days ago
104.

MiMi    


Taj is at the house looking after MJ3.

826 days ago
105.

mddiva35    

If Katherine Jackson ends up dead it will be because of her children not the Estate. They have continued to accuse those involved with managing Michael's Estate of everything from killing MJ by having Dr. Murray give him the fatal dose of propofol to mismanaging the monies the Executors have made for the Estate. Unless Katherine Jackson is destitute and they haven't been taking care of her or the children there is no reason for them to defame these men. The Will has been contested all the way up to the California supreme court and has been established as valid. But they continue to defame those involved with managing the estate and it appears that the kids not the Estate have been stressing Katherine Jackson out. I feel so sorry for her and will pray that she will get well and her children will stop fighting with these people. If they have more concrete evidence that their is more to this than what has been made public they need to file appropriate lawsuits or put out in public what they know. The Jacksons are going to make a mockery out of Michael's Legacy with their nonsense.

826 days ago
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