Kasem, who suffers from Lewy body dementia and can no longer speak, was being shuffled around to various medical facilities by his current wife, Jean Kasem. Kasem’s children alleged that their stepmother refused to tell them or authorities where she would take the 82-year-old radio star. Soon after he was located, Kasem’s daughter Kerri was named his temporary caretaker.
According to a statement given to NBC Los Angeles, Kasem was located in the state of Washington, which is over a thousand miles away from his home in Santa Monica, Calif. No word yet on whether Kasem was found on an Indian reservation, as Kerri’s lawyers speculated earlier.
This isn’t the first time Jean Kasem has spirited away Casey Kasem without the knowledge of his children: “A previous case by daughter Julie Kasem was dismissed after she reached a settlement with her stepmother, but the daughter said Monday that agreement has been breached.”
[NBC Los Angeles]
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