Former Michael Jackson band member's guitar stolen in Portland

Former Michael Jackson band member's guitar stolen in Portland

Former Michael Jackson band member's guitar stolen in Portland

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by Evan Sernoffsky, kgw.com staff

KREM.com

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 8:09 AM

PORTLAND – Internationally renowned guitar player Jennifer Batten had her favorite guitar stolen from her car on East Burnside Street Saturday night.

Batten gained acclaim as a guitar player for Michael Jackson appearing monster-selling albums “Bad” and “Dangerous.” She now lives in Sandy, Ore.

The guitar is  a Washburn model JB 100 and is covered with signatures of fellow guitar players. The guitar has a painting of the Maasai People of East Africa on the body. It was taken when her car was broken into at the Casa Del Matador restaurant at 2424 East Burnside Street.

Batten filed a report with police and is asking anyone with information to report it immediately.

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