Katherine Jackson – mother of Michael and Janet Jackson – has been reported missing, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
According to a report filed by her nephew Trent late Saturday night, Jackson had not been heard from in a week. Paris Jackson confirmed the report via Twitter, writing: “yes, my grandmother is missing. i haven’t spoken with her in a week i want her home now.”
But her son, Jermaine Jackson, seemed to deny the missing person report, Tweeting Friday: “I want to reassure everyone (inc all sudden medical experts) that Mother is fine but is resting up in AZ on the order of a doctor, not us.”
“This is our mother and her health is paramount,” he added. “We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor’s advice. Period.”
Trent Jackson’s missing persons report follows a letter released Wednesday in which five of Katherine Jackson’s children – including Jermaine and Janet Jackson – attacked Michael Jackson’s estate managers for taking advantage of Katherine, 82.
The police suspect no foul play in Katherine Jackson’s missing persons case.
“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. [She] 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.”
And now here’s the statement from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department:
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.
If the police aren’t even sure if someone is missing or not, then it seems like more policing is required, right? That last statement sounds a lot like “oh, we tried to call her but she didn’t pick up, so if she could just holler back whenever, that would be great,” which is really not the kind of thing you want to hear from police. That’s what I would expect to hear if I reported my purse missing, not my grandma.
So let’s get on the task of locating this lady, all right, everyone?