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Thursday
May152014

Casey Kasem Found Safe in Washington State

Victor Spinelli/WireImage(PORT ORCHARD, Wash.) -- Casey Kasem has been found safe in Washington state, law enforcement officials told ABC News, ending a search for the radio icon and Scooby Doo voice actor.

Deputy Scott Wilson, public information officer of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, said officers found the 82-year-old Kasem Wednesday at an address provided by California State Adult Protective Services.  His wife, Jean Kasem, was also there, Wilson said.

Kasem is battling Parkinson's disease.

Wilson said Kasem is there visiting on vacation and is cognizant of his location.  Wilson added that Kasem is being given the appropriate medical care and the sheriff's department is not divulging his location, due to privacy concerns.

"At this time, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s department does not believe this is a police issue," Wilson said in a statement.

A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Kasem after an attorney for Jean Kasem said he didn't know where the 82-year-old was located.

Casey Kasem's daughter, Kerri Kasem, had filed a missing persons report with the Santa Monica Police Department in connection with the apparent disappearance of her father.

Kerri Kasem, who was appointed her father's temporary caretaker Monday, released a statement through her publicist after her father was found.

“The family has grave concerns about his health and will do everything in their power to bring him back home,” the statement reads.

"We are grateful to the local authorities for finding my Dad. We are one step closer to bringing him home," Kerri Kasem said.

There have been multiple legal battles between Kasem's children and Jean Kasem, their stepmother, in the past year over access to their father.


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