Michael Jackson // Neverland Ranch

Looks like the people who booked plane tickets and hotel rooms in Los Angeles for this weekend just wasted some money. A new report from CNN says that the Jackson family will not be holding a private or public viewing of his body at the Neverland Ranch Friday (Jul 3) in Santa Barbara, California.

Ken Sunshine, a spokesman for the Jackson family, said in a statement released Wednesday (Jul 1):

“Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly.”

Confusion and speculation spread in recent days over where and when a memorial service for Jackson might be held.

Planning had been underway for a motorcade to carry Jackson’s body from Los Angeles to the Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County, California, which state and local officials suggested would be difficult and costly.

A public viewing at Neverland Ranch on Friday had also been under consideration, law enforcement sources said.

Jackson’s will, which was filed in court Wednesday, did not specify where he wished to be buried.

SOURCE: CNN