Katherine Jackson is NOT Lost, Just Resting In Arizona

July 23, 2012 By:

The Jackson family can breath a sigh of relief today. Katherine Jackson, mother of the late Michael Jackson, has been officially accounted for by police.

Authorities have been able to make contact with the 82-year-old who has been in Arizona. The news comes after a missing persons report was filed over the weekend.

NBC’s “Today” show confirmed with police that as of Sunday night, the Jackson family matriarch is alive and well on a scheduled vacation to the southern state.

The news comes after Katherine’s son Jermaine had previously told news sources just that - she's in Arizona. As you can imagine, he’s not too happy with the way things went down.

“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 in a statement.

The hoopla all started when Michael’s daughter Paris spoke out on Twitter about her grandma being MIA.

“Yes, my grandmother is missing. I haven't spoken with her in a week I want her home now,” she tweeted.

Paris continued, asking anyone who might come across her wandering granny to alert authorities immediately.

Jermaine denied the “lost” claims all along.

“Let me put to bed today's nonsense: as I made clear some days ago, Mother is safe and well in Arizona,” he tweeted on Sunday.

He continued, stating that Katherine was on a doctor ordered rest with her daughter, Rebbie, and staying away from phones and computers in an effort to "de-stress."

To which Paris shot back, "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."

In addition to Paris, Katherine is the legal guardian of Michael’s children Prince and Blanket. Her lawyer previously told CNN that she does not go more than 24 hours without speaking to her grandchildren.