Jackson's body was taken to Forest Lawn after his autopsy - but the whereabouts of the coffin became a mystery after it left a memorial service at the Staples Center.
Reports that the corpse was being stored in Motown legend Berry Gordy's family crypt were quickly debunked - along with rumors that Jackson was secretly buried.
The delay in finding the singer a final resting place is being blamed on Jackson family infighting. Brother Jermaine Jackson is still pushing to have his more famous sibling interred at the Neverland Ranch - a symbol of his excess and eccentricity.
Sources have told the Daily News that Jermaine is on the payroll of the firm that owns most of Neverland - and the rest of the fractious clan is dead-set against the idea.
He was living in a rented Los Angeles mansion when he died June 25
of a suspected overdose of propofol - a powerful anesthetic he
reportedly used to treat his insomnia.