A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of former syndicated radio and “American Top 40” host, Casey Kasem. Kasem’s daughter Kerri Kasem, had sought a temporary conservatorship and was appointed her father’s temporary caretaker on Monday.
The judge ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find out where Kasem, 82, is being treated and report back to the court. An attorney for his wife, Jean Kasem, said the host who is suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease, was out of the country.
Kasem’s children had previously battled his wife to establish a visitation agreement last December. Kerri Kasem’s attorney said the family believes Kasem was taken to an Indian reservation in Washington state.
As temporary conservator, Kerri Kasem will now have access to her father’s medical records that had previously been sealed. The earlier case filed by daughter Julie Kasem seeking visitation was dismissed after an agreement was reached with stepmother Jean, but the court was told Monday that the agreement had been breached.