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article imageMichael Jackson's mother Katherine reported 'missing'

By JohnThomas Didymus     Jul 22, 2012 in Entertainment
A nephew of Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mother, reported the Jackson family matriarch missing late Saturday night after her grandchildren were unable to get in touch with her for a week.
CNN reports that the incident is the latest in an ongoing dispute in the Jackson family over the execution of Michael Jackson's will. According to The Inquistr, Paris, 14, and her uncle Randy Jackson, are involved in a dispute over the execution of Michael’s will.
CNN reports Katherine's nephew, Trent, filed the report at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.
According to Katherine Jackson's lawyer Sandra Ribera, she left her home in Calabasa, California on July 15 and flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend a Jackson brothers concert and travelled with her oldest daughter, Rebbie. But Paris, Michael Jackson's 14-year-old daughter, called Rebbie and Janet for several days and she was told each time that she could not speak with Katherine.
Paris tweeted on Sunday morning: "Yes, my grandmother is missing. I haven't spoken with her in a week. I want her home now." She also gave out her bodyguard's phone number and asked people to call the authorities if they saw Katherine.
Ribera said: "The kids were trying to get a hold of their grandmother and they haven't been able to reach her for almost a week. They are told she's unavailable. I'm concerned that she's not safe."
But since the report, Jermaine Jackson, Katherine's son, has said she is fine and resting in Arizona.
Jermaine tweeted: "I want to reassure everyone that Mother is fine but is resting up in AZ on the orders of a doctor, not us. This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor's advice. Period."
The Los Angeles Times reports that the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said the report was made Saturday night at the Malibu-Lost Hills station. TMZ reports that according to Steve Whitmore of the L.A. Sheriff's Department, "She is reportedly with [other] family members, but we are asking her to call us." Deputies say they are making efforts to reach her and have urged her to contact the Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
According to CNN, the missing persons report comes after a letter was published Wednesday in which five of Michael Jackson's disinherited siblings (Rebbie, Janet, Jermaine, Randy and Tito) said the late singer's will is "fake, flawed and fraudulent." According to Brian Oxam, the Jackson family's former lawyer, “Mrs. Jackson has gone into seclusion because she’s very upset about the will."
The NY Daily News reports Tito, Randy, Jermaine, Janet and Rebbie Jackson accused Michael Jackson's lawyer of forging Michael's signature and demanded that they resign as executors of Michael's estate. They also said that Michael's lawyers lied to increase their share of the income from Michael's estate.
TMZ reports that a letter leaked on the Internet and reportedly written by Janet Jackson and her brothers Jermaine, Randy and Tito claimed that executors John McClain and John Branca have “taken advantage of the family” and stressed Katherine Jackson that she suffered a “mini-stroke."
But Paris Jackson tweeted that the “rumor” that Katherine had a stress-induced min-stroke is false. She said her grandmother was completely fine.
Michael Jackson's three children have lived with their grandmother since their father died three years ago. Ribera said: "(Jackson) has never gone 24 hours without talking to her kids. I'm concerned that she would never do this. We have no idea what's going on with her. No one has talked to her."
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