After leaving Mayo Clinic, Rep. Jesse Jackson's whereabouts unknown


It seems U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is nowhere to be found since leaving the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Tuesday.

The Chicago Tribune reports the Chicago-area lawmaker did not attend a gathering of House Democrats in Washington D.C. Wednesday.

According to a statement issued by the Mayo Clinic, Jackson is no longer a patient at the hospital but was going to continue treatment to manage and treat depression. The representative has been on medical leave since June and was being treated for bipolar disorder.

Neither his staff nor family members have said if Jackson will return since he was reelected Nov. 6, according to the Associated Press.

His disappearance comes in the midst of reports of two federal investigations. Jackson remains under a U.S. House committee’s investigation into his dealings with imprisoned Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

He's also reportedly negotiating a plea deal with the Justice Department over alleged campaign-finance law violations.

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