The family of Casey Kasem the longtime host of American Top 40 confirmed on Thursday morning that he was found in Washington state just three days after a judge in California had ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of the 82 year old.
In a statement released by the family a spokesman, said Kasem’s family was gravely worried about his medical care. They statement added that the Kasem family was doing everything it could to bring their father back home.
Kerri, Kasem’s daughter, thanked authorities for locating her father and said the family was one more step closer to having brought home.
It was not immediately known were the exact location was where Kasem had been found. A judge in a Los Angeles court ordered on Monday an investigation after the daughter of the ailing radio host said that Kasem was removed from the city without the knowledge of his children.
Kasem has Parkinson’s disease in an advanced stage, cannot speak and has been in and out of a number of medical facilities that Jean Kasem his wife has chosen.
Kasem’s children complained many times that they could not see the former radio host in accordance to an agreement between them and their stepmother.
Kerri Kasem sought temporary conservatorship of her father and on Monday was appointed as the temporary caretaker of her dad.
Troy Martin, her attorney, said at that time the family had believed their father was taken to a Washington state Indian reservation.
Kerri told a news show host on Tuesday that some tips were received by the family as to the whereabouts of her father and one of the relatives of her stepmother told her a conversation was overheard about a plan to take her father to the Indian reservation prior to taking him out of the U.S.
The children said that their stepmother needs help because they cannot believe what she is doing. They said they would not contest their father’s will if their stepmother was doing this for their father’s money and house.
Kerri said he had to find her dad since he is ill and being moved around from state to state.