Missing radio personality Casey Kasem was found in Washington Wednesday, according to an exclusive report by the New York Daily News.
Kerri Kasem, Kasem’s daughter, filed a missing persons report with the Santa Monica police department Wednesday. Said the Daily News:
“He’s already been found. He was somewhere in the Pacific Northwest,” Sgt. Mario Toti told the Daily News.
The revelation was news to Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, when reached by The News Wednesday night.
“If they found him, I want to know if he’s alright. We haven’t heard anything. We just want to know he’s okay,” she told The News.
“I am praying,” she later texted a News reporter.
“Kerri Kasem and family have officially filed a missing persons report with the Santa Monica Police Department. We will alert you as more information develops,” the family said in a statement released to the Wrap earlier on Wednesday.
Kerri Kasem learned this week that her 82-year-old father has Lewy body dementia. A court appointed her as his temporary caretaker Monday. Kerri Kasem’s attorney, Troy Martin, told reporters the family thinks her father was taken to an Indian reservation in Washington. A judge ordered adult protective services Monday to find Kasem, but so far, they haven’t been able to locate the missing “Top 40″ host. The family has been at odds with Kasem’s wife, Jean, who has reportedly gone to great lengths to bar Kasem’s children from seeing him. When they have visited, the Wrap said, Jean Kasem hired an armed guard to stand watch.