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Jackson's Body Won't Return to Forest Lawn

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Jul 07, 2009 | 3:57pm EDT

Michael Jackson fans who want the King of Pop to be laid to rest at his Neverland Ranch home in Santa Barbara, Calif. have been given a boost — the late star's body will not return to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood.

The singer's family and close friends staged a private memorial at the cemetery, before Jackson's remains were taken to a Staples Center memorial on Tuesday morning.

But the newly released death certificate lists Forest Lawn as a "temporary" site for the body, and reports suggest a final resting place is unknown.

Jackson's brother Jermaine has hinted the King of Pop could be laid to rest in the grounds of his former home.

In a U.S. TV interview at Neverland, which aired last week, Jermaine said, "I love it here because I feel him here ... This is his home, this is his creation. Why wouldn't he be here? I feel his presence. It's like he's on tour somewhere, or just out somewhere, and it will always be like that.

"I want my mother to come back here and feel what I feel, my brothers, my sisters ... because it is so important. I mean, he built this place with love, you can feel it, you can see it. It's quiet, it's peaceful."

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