Broadcast legend Casey Kasem is no longer missing.
The long time host of American Top 40 and his wife have been found at a house in Kitsap County, Washington. His children filed a missing person’s report after his wife’s attorney said he was no longer in the country. The children told authorities they believed he was either on an Indian reservation in Washington State or outside of the United States.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Scott Wilson says they got a request Tuesday from the Adult Protective Services in California to see if Kasem was at an address somewhere in the county. He could not confirm the address. It’s not clear if they were found on an indian reservation, Kitsop county has three separate reservations.
He says deputies were able to talk to Kasem Tuesday and says “he is cognizant of where he is. He has appropriate medical care and prescriptions as provided by his health care provider.” Wilson said “obviously he is ill, but he is not in distress.” He says Kasem and his wife are “guests” where they are staying.
Kasem, who is 82, has an advanced form of Parkinson’s disease and court documents say his wife Jean has blocked several of his children from seeing him in recent months.
Kerri Kasem wrote in a statement “We are grateful to the local authorities for finding my dad. We are one step closer to bringing him home.” She told CNN back in December ” there’s been a resistance for so long, ever since my father married her. So, its been a very long time. We saw this coming. We weren’t blind sided by this.”