Hours after police became involved in the search for radio personality Casey Kasem, the 82-year-old was found in Washington with wife Jean Kasem.
Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies reportedly performed a welfare check at an address provided by California Adult Protective Services and discovered the duo visiting the home of a friend. The deputies determined Casey was receiving proper medical care.
“We have received confirmation that Casey Kasem has been found,” his children said in a statement issued by their spokesman. “The family has grave concerns about his health and will do everything in their power to bring him back home.”
The news comes a week after the “American Top 40” host, who suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease, was secretly moved out of his Santa Monica nursing home. His daughters, Kerri and Julie, filed an emergency hearing on Monday to determine his whereabouts.
After being granted temporary conservatorship of her father’s health, Kerri filed a missing persons report on Wednesday. The 35-year-old expressed her thanks to law enforcement for finding her father so quickly.
Just two days ago, Kerri revealed to Closer that she and sister Julie had been to see their father on May 6 for the first time in five months.
“It was a wonderful visit,” Kerri told Closer. “My dad said, ‘I love you.’ [He] was animated. He was smiling. He moved his arms a little bit. He knew we were there,” she described.
“When we went to leave, we said, ‘Dad, we’ll be back soon. We’ll be back soon.’ That’s when he looked up at us and was able to say the word, ‘When?’ We said, ‘Dad, as soon as we can.’”
It is unclear whether Casey will be moved back to California in the coming days but the family continue to stress their main priority is the actor’s health.