Talks and speculations have been mounting on when and where will the King of Pop's body be buried.
There are only a select few people who know the exact spot where he will be buried and any employee got giving any information will face criminal prosecution, Radar Online quoted a source at the cemetery, adding that the actual resting place for Michael will be kept secret.
Obviously, all of the staff are aware of the situation but we want to respect the privacy of the family too, the paper said.
No official confirmation has been made by Michael Jackson's family so far.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery is one likely possibility, according to reports.The cemetery is well known as the resting place to famous stars. If he is buried there, he would join other celebrities such as Liberace, Gene Autry, Bette Davis and Andy Gibb. Recently deceased actor David Carradine and Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon also are buried there.
Another reason the Jacksons may prefer Forest Lawn: Michael's maternal grandmother, Martha Bridges, is buried there.
Dan Redmond, spokesman for the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau of the California Department of Consumer Affairs said the family would have to get a certificate of authority from the bureau and that has not happened.
Funeral experts said the delay in Jackson's funeral may be due to the fact that such celebrity deaths create logistical, security and legal headaches.
If it's to be a burial, one of the issues you're going to run into—do to establish security, to protect the remains, to protect the privacy of the family during the service, to protect remains afterward and what kind of built-in overhead comes with it, said Paul Elvig, former president of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association.
By law, Michael Jackson's body should be exactly back at Forest Lawn where his death certificate says. Los Angeles County records show the cemetery as the temporary location, where it must stay until those records are officially updated.
Michael Jackson's will signed in 2002 does not include final wishes for his body.