Casey Kasem Found in Washington State

Family still has 'grave concerns,' daughter says

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted May 15, 2014 2:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – America's most famous DJ has been found safe and well following claims that he had been kidnapped or moved out of the country. Casey Kasem, who suffers from dementia and can no longer speak, has been found in Washington state and authorities say he is there on vacation and is aware of where he is, ABC reports. The 82-year-old was found with his wife, Jean Kasem, at an address provided by California Adult Protective Services.

A police spokesman says Kasem was found just hours after his children filed a missing persons report, the AP reports. His wife had been in control of his medical care and controlled access to him until his daughter, Kerri, was appointed his temporary conservator earlier this week. She says the family still has "grave concerns" about his health. "We are grateful to the local authorities for finding my dad," she said in a statement. "We are one step closer to bringing him home."

Casey Kasem accepts a radio icon award during the Radio Music Awards in 2003.
Casey Kasem accepts a radio icon award during the Radio Music Awards in 2003.   (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
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