Casey Kasem's Family Confirms Radio Legend Has Been Found

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    FILE - Rock 'n' roll radio personality Casey Kasem is pictured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 2003. Kasem, 82, is ill and missing, and a judge wants to know where he is.

    Casey Kasem's daughter received confirmation Thursday that the radio legend has been found in Washington state, her publicist said, only hours after she filed a missing persons report.

    "The family has grave concerns about his medical care. The Kasem family will do everything in their power to bring their father home," the publicist, Danny Deraney, said in a statement.

    Kerri Kasem, who was named her father's temporary caretaker on Monday, had filed a missing persons report with the Santa Monica Police Department, according to a previous statement released by Deraney.

    On Monday, Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find where Kasem was being treated and report back to the court. Kasem, 82, suffers from Lewy body dementia, can no longer speak and has been in various medical facilities chosen by his wife, Jean Kasem.

    Kasem's children have complained that they have been unable to see their father in accordance with an agreement with their stepmother.

    Kerri Kasem's attorney, Troy Martin, said the family had believed the entertainer had been taken to an Indian reservation in Washington state.

    Kerri Kasem's case is the second one opened by one of the former host's children to try to gain access to their father and have some oversight over his care. 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.