BREAKING NEWS: Michael Jackson's Body Remains At Forest Lawn Mortuary While His Family Scrambles To Finalize Funeral Plans

Jul. 1 2009, Published 5:34 a.m. ET

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Michael Jackson's remains are still being held at Forest Lawn Mortuary, has learned while his family continues to grapple with how to best memorialize and celebrate his life.

The family has still not made contact with Santa Barbara County officials and their frustration is growing by the hour.  "We certainlywish someone from the Jackson camp would let us know what their plans are.  In the meantime, we have to be prepared for anything and everything," a well-placed source told  "The ranch is on a winding country road and is not equipped to handling the kind of traffic a public service would bring in.  It is already jammed with media trucks and fans."

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Staples Center has also both repeatedly been rumored as a possible location for the public portion of the event but Michael Roth, spokesperson for the arena told that he sent all Staples employees an email this morning advising them that reports the memorial would be at Staples were "not true."

If a public service does take place in Los Angeles and the remains then transported the 130 miles to the ranch for a private family gathering, as other reports have suggested, that too presents nightmare concerns for law enforcement.

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California Highway Patrol Office Vince Ramirez told "Once that body starts movement, it's going to create a mob scene We want to make sure we're involved wherever that body goes."

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