LOS ANGELES — Police have had contact with Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson after her nephew reported her missing over the weekend. Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department told NBC News that they have spoken to Katharine, 82, and she is on a planned vacation in Arizona, it was reported on Monday’s Today show. Katherine, the guardian of her late son Michael Jackson’s three children, is said to be with her daughter Rebbie.
In a statement, Katherine’s son Jemaine blasted the missing-persons report, filed Saturday by Katherine’s nephew Trent. “It dismays me that such an alarmist ‘missing person’ report has caused unnecessary anxiety among Michael’s children who will understandably react to what they misunderstand, hear or are told,” he wrote.— Agencies