Casey Kasem Has Reportedly Been Found Safe
An investigation was launched into the whereabouts of legendary radio host Casey Kasem Monday, after it was reported that he was removed from Los Angeles against the wishes of his children. Kasem, who is 82, has Lewy body dementia, a type of dementia closely associated with Parkinson’s disease.
At the time, Kasem’s children alleged that his wife, Jean Kasem, had removed him from the country so they could not get to him. On Monday, a judge named Kasem’s daughter Kerri, photographed with her father above, his temporary conservator. However, she could not fulfill her duties until Kasem was found.
Thursday a Kasem family representative released a statement, saying that Kasem had been found alive and well.
“We have received confirmation that Casey Kasem has been found in Washington State. The family has grave concerns about his medical care. The Kasem family will do everything in their power to bring their father home.”
While Kasem’s exact location has not been disclosed, he was located by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department. Kitsap County is located across Puget Sound from Seattle. Authorities found Kasem and his wife visiting others at a home, the two claimed they were on vacation. The sheriff’s deputies determined that Kasem was not in distress.
Kerri Kasem released a statement of her own. “We are grateful to local authorities for finding my Dad. We are one step closer to bringing him home.”