News

Family says Casey Kasem found in Washington state

Family says Casey Kasem found in Washington state

FOUND: Casey Kasem, seen here in 2003, is in poor health and at the center of a legal battle between his children and his wife. Photo: Associated Press

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Casey Kasem, the ailing radio personality and voice of Shaggy on the “Scooby-Doo” cartoons, has been located in the state of Washington 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 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.

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.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

Recent Headlines

in Local

Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

state_capitol_3

The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.

in Local

Durbin: President Did Right Thing on Immigration

immigration

Durbin tells Illinois colleagues to take action, not complain

in Local

New Life For An Old River

sangamon river

Thousands drive over the Sangamon River every day but, very few give it any thought

in Local

Sangamon Co. Judge Declares Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional; State Will Appeal

FILE - in this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn hands off a pen during the signing of the pension overhaul legislation bill in Chicago. A Sangamon County judge's ruling Friday Nov. 21, 2014 on the constitutionality of the landmark Illinois pension overhaul could determine whether the matter is ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court. Looking on from left are: state Rep. Mike Zalewski, D-Riverside; Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington; Senate GOP leader Sen. Christine Radogno; Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville; Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs and House Speaker Michael Madigan. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Illinois has the worst-funded state pension systems in the U.S., with a roughly $100 billion shortfall.

in Local

Illinois Killer’s Extradition Pending with Missouri Governor

jail

A Missouri prosecutor says convicted Illinois killer Nicholas Sheley's extradition paperwork remains with Gov. Jay Nixon.