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Michael Jackson's mother 'with family members,' officials say

July 23, 2012 |  6:49 am

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department continued to gather information and planned to speak with family members Monday after locating Michael Jackson's mother in Arizona, officials said.

Katherine Jackson, 82, was reported missing late Saturday night by her family.

"She is safe and with family members," Sheriff's Deputy Don Walker read from a statement Monday morning.

Jermaine Jackson, one of the late Michael Jackson's brothers, went on Twitter to say that his mother is fine: "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."

Other members of the family, including Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris, had publicly said Katherine Jackson was missing and that they were concerned about her welfare.

Paris Jackson wrote on Twitter: "Yes, my grandmother is missing. i haven't spoken with her in a week i want her home now."

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