UPDATED: 2:23 P.M EST
A anonymous source tells the AP that Katherine is with her daughter Rebbie in Arizona and has been prescribed rest by a physician.
Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late Michael Jackson, has been reported missing, according to several reports online, including this account from RadarOnline.com:
Katherine Jackson has been reported missing to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after her grandchildren, Paris, Prince, and Blanket were unable to reach her all week, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
“I can confirm that a missing person’s report was filed this evening by Mrs.Katherine Jackson’s nephew, Trent Jackson, after he was unable to see her or reach her for a week. The report will be referred to the Homicide/Missing Persons Unit, and they will be handling the investigation,” Lt. Josh Thai told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
And a source close to the situation tells us exclusively, “The kids are being taken care of by their nanny. Paris is absolutely beside herself with worry. She lost her father three years ago, and not to know if her grandmother is ok is just more than she can bear.”
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However, Jermaine Jackson has countered that his mother is not missing, but rather convalescing in Arizona. According to CNN:
Jackson’s nephew, Trent, filed the report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. But one of her sons involved in the dispute said she was fine and resting 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,” Jermaine Jackson tweeted.
“This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor’s advice. Period,” he added.
Watch NewsOne’s interview with Katherine’s husband, Joe Jackson, here:
The news comes on the heels of this week’s breaking story about a rift in the Jackson family over the alleged forgery of Michael Jackson’s will. Read NewsOne’s exclusive account here.
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