Casey Kasem finally located in Washington state after missing persons report filed
Casey Kasem, the ailing U.S. radio personality and voice of Shaggy on the “Scooby-Doo” cartoons, has been located in Washington state after his daughter told a court his whereabouts were unknown to her.
Ken Dickinson, a spokesman for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, told Reuters that Kasem, who suffers from dementia, and his wife were in an undisclosed location in the county and had told authorities they were visiting longtime friends.
A Los Angeles court on Monday named the radio celebrity’s daughter, Kerri Kasem, his temporary conservator, although his exact whereabouts were unknown.
She filed a missing persons report in Santa Monica, California, where her father had been living in a nursing home.
The ruling was the latest legal tussle between Kasem’s children and their stepmother, Jean Kasem, over visitation and caretaking for the 82-year-old, who is most famous for his weekly top 40 countdown show.
He suffers from a form of dementia called Lewy Body Disease.