Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, was reported missing earlier today when her grandchildren, Paris, Prince, and Blanket, were unable to get in touch with her. Paris took to Twitter to express her concern for Katherine, but Jermaine Jackson has since made a statement regarding her whereabouts.
"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. "This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor's advice. Period."
Previously, 14-year-old Paris had Tweeted that she had not spoken with her grandmother in one week and begged her Twitter followers to call the authorities if anyone saw Katherine. After her Uncle Jermaine's update, Paris Tweeted: "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."
Katherine was reported missing to the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department by her nephew, Trent Jackson.
"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.
The family is currently embroiled in a battle over Michael's estate.