Michael Jackson's mom reported missing
By Alan Duke, CNN
July 22, 2012 -- Updated 0651 GMT (1451 HKT)
• "I'm concerned that she's not safe," Katherine Jackson's lawyer says
•She has not called Michael Jackson's three children in a week, the lawyer says
•ParisJackson has made repeated unsuccessful attempts to reach her grandmother
•The sheriff's robbery-homicide unit has been asked to investigate
Los Angeles (CNN)
-- A missing person's report was filed Saturday night for Katherine Jackson, the mother of pop icon Michael Jackson, after her grandchildren were unable to get in touch with her for a week.
The 82-year-old matriarch of the Jackson music family left her Calabasas, California, home on July 15, to fly to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend a Jackson brothers concert two days later, said Jackson's lawyer Sandra Ribera. Traveling with her was her oldest daughter Rebbie Jackson.
Ribera believes Jackson may be with Rebbie Jackson.
But when Paris, Michael Jackson's 14-year-old daughter, called Rebbie Jackson and another aunt, singer Janet Jackson, over the past several days, she was told each time she could not speak to her, Ribera said."The kids were trying to get a hold of their grandmother and they haven't been able to reach her for almost a week," Ribera said. "They are told she's unavailable."
"I'm concerned that she's not safe," Ribera added.
Jackson is in the midst of a dispute between several of her children and her advisers over her finances and legal affairs.
CNN reached out to Janet Jackson's representatives several times but did not hear back.Jackson has not called Michael Jackson's three children, who have lived with her since their father died three years ago, Ribera said.
Katherine Jackson "has never gone 24 hours without talking to her kids," she said.
"I'm concerned that she would never do this," Ribera said. "We have no idea what's going on with her. No one has talked to her."
The sheriff's robbery-homicide unit has been asked to investigate, Ribera said.
Los Angeles (CNN) -- A nephew of Katherine Jackson reported the Jackson family matriarch missing late Saturday night after her grandchildren were unable to get in touch with her for a week.
It is the latest chapter in a messy dispute between several of Jackson's children and her advisers over her finances and legal affairs.
Jackson's nephew, Trent, filed the report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office. But one of her sons involved in the dispute said she was fine and resting in Arizona.
Jermaines tweets from yesterday
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," Jermaine Jackson tweeted.The missing persons report follows a letter made public Wednesday in which two daughters -- Rebbie and Janet -- and three sons -- Jermaine, Randy and Tito -- charge that Jackson, 82, was being mistreated by the executors of Michael Jackson's estate and mis-advised by her manager and lawyer."This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor's advice. Period," he added.
According to Jackson's lawyer, Sandra Ribera, Jackson left her Calabasas, California, home on July 15, to fly to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend a Jackson brothers concert two days later.