Jackson's Mom Reported Missing, Found Safe
Paris Jackson issued frantic tweet to find grandma
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 23, 2012 12:05 AM CDT
Updated Jul 23, 2012 4:43 AM CDT
Michael Jackson follows his mother, Katherine, as they arrive for court on the opening day of his child molestation trial at Santa Barbara County Superior Court in 2005.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson's mother, reported missing since a dispute escalated concerning the dead singer's estate, is safe and has been contacted by law enforcement authorities, reports AP. California police reached out to Katherine Jackson, 82, who's the guardian of the singer's three kids, after a concerned relative contacted them. Paris Jackson, 14, tweeted yesterday that her grandmother was missing. "I haven't spoken with her in a week. I want her home now," she wrote. She also tweeted a number for people to contact in case they saw her grandmother. Katherine's nephew reported her missing to the Los Angeles County sheriff's office Saturday after Paris and her brothers were unable to reach her.

But Jermaine Jackson explained late yesterday that his mom is with his sister Rebbie in Arizona, following a doctor's orders to "de-stress" and stay away from the phone and computers. Paris was still skeptical, even after earlier reassurances from Jermaine that grandma was fine. A doctor who examined Katherine last week had testified in support of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death, Katherine's attorney told CNN. "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," Paris tweeted. Katherine's children last week blasted Michael Jackson estate executors in a letter, charging them with fraud and of abusing their mother.

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