In a bizarre set of circumstances late Saturday night, 82-year-old Katherine Jackson became the focus of a police investigation when her nephew, Trent, reported her missing after learning some members of the famous Jackson family were unable to get in touch with the matriarch for almost a week.
A police spokesman confirmed that a report had been filed by a family member who was “concerned for her well-being.”
In a statement, it was said that Katherine “is reportedly with family members” and deputies are continuing to try to reach her.
But Jermaine Jackson has claimed that his mother is doing fine and is simply “resting up” in Arizona.
“I want to reassure everyone (inc all sudden medical experts) that Mother is fine but is resting up in AZ on the orders of a doctor, not us,” he tweeted on Friday afternoon.
Celebuzz first reported on July 19 that some family members had concerns about Katherine’s whereabouts in the wake of a scathing letter her daughter Janet Jackson and four of the singer’s siblings sent to the men who control the King of Pop’s estate.
As we also exclusively reported Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Rebbie Jackson threatened legal action against Michael Jackson Estate executor John Branca — an entertainment lawyer — and John McClain — a music executive — who is co-executor.
“Katherine was not at the home in Calabasas when I visited a few days ago,” an insider, who is close to Katherine, told Celebuzz.
“Janet Jackson and her brothers and sisters were supposedly worried about Katherine’s safety. It’s weird.”
Now, a source told Celebuzz: “Katherine has her own security team and they were sent to Nevada to collect her motor home, earlier this week. Within hours, she had departed the home in Calabasas that she shared with Michael’s children (Prince Michael Jr, 15, Paris, 14 and Prince Michael II, 10). The kids had no idea where she went.”
According to Katherine’s lawyer, Sandra Ribera, Jackson left her home on July 15, to fly to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend a Jackson brothers concert two days later.
Traveling with her was her oldest daughter, Rebbie, reported CNN.
Late Saturday, Michael’s daughter Paris took to Twitter to ask her followers to contact authorities with any sightings of Katherine.
She tweeted, “Yes, my grandmother is missing. I haven’t spoken with her in a week… I want her home now. If anybody sees my grandmother, please call the authorities or this… security number. Thank you so much.”