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Thursday, 3 September 2009

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Police later responded to a homicide, finding Hanson curled up in the fetal position with a prison shank in his side

Glendale, California - With the burial date of the King of Pop having been changed so many times, Michael Jackson fans are uncertain as to what to do tomorrow, when his body allegedly will finally be laid to rest.

"At least that is what is currently on the agenda for tomorrow," said a spokesman for the Jackson family. "But those plans are tentative and can be changed at any moment."

"I was all ready to attend Michael Jackson's funeral way back in June. Even July. Maybe even August," said Kathryn Ozo, self-described Michael Jackson die-hard fan. "But September? You got to be kidding me."

"I'm still going," said Mathew Hanson, knowing of the Jackson family's requested for privacy. "I haven't been waiting three long months for nothing."

Hanson left his wife, kids and a good paying job back East especially to attend the Michael Jackson funeral.

"That was back in June," said Hanson, as he meticulously unpacked a few can goods, a bottle of water and some dirty clothes from a plastic bag under the Santa Monica pier. His home for the past two months since he ran out of cash and his wife closed their credit cards accounts. "I didn't expect to spend more than a week, possibly two out here on the West Coast. Now I just can't go back home to my family, or even my job without closure. Well, at least not my job anyways. I lost that back in mid July."

Hanson says he will get as much sleep as he can tonight in preparation for the big day tomorrow.

"God willing and the river don't rise," said Hanson jokingly. Then he paused in contemplation, looking out at the Pacific Ocean almost in a daze before continuing to speak again. "You know, I never knew what that meant until now."

Hanson says once he is well rested, he will wake up before dawn, feed on what the seagulls missed and catch a bus to Glendale.

"It will be the third time for me. So I got it down to a tee," said Hanson, as he laid out some newspapers on the ground, resting his head on a pillow of sand. "I guess the Jackson family did it that way to weed out the posers."

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