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Michael Jackson's mother is safe, sheriff's officials say

July 22, 2012 |  8:41 pm

Katherine Jackson missing?L.A. County Sheriff's Department officials said  Michael Jackson's mother is safe after some family members had reported her missing.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said detectives have determined Katherine Jackson was staying with other family members.

Jermaine Jackson 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 family members -- including Michael Jackson's daughter -- had publicly said Katherine Jackson was missing and that they were concerned about her welfare.

Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's daughter, 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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Photo: Katherine Jackson. Credit: Associated Press