Casey Kasem found safe in Washington

Casey Kasem found safe in Washington

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Casey Kasem found safe in Washington

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by ABC News

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Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM

(ABC News) --  Casey Kasem has been found safe in Washington, law enforcement officials told ABC News, ending a frantic search for the missing radio DJ.

Sheriffs in Kitsap County, Wash. found Kasem, 82. Deputy Scott Wilson, the Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, said officers found Kasem Wednesday at an address provided by California Adult Protective Services. His wife, Jean Kasem, was also there, Wilson said.

Wilson said Kasem is visiting on vacation - and that he is cognizant of his location.

"At this time, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s department does not believe this is a police issue," Wilson said in a statement.

A judge ordered an investigation into Kasem’s whereabouts Monday, after an attorney for the ailing radio personality's wife said the former "Top 40" host had been removed from Los Angeles without his children's knowledge.

Kasem suffers from Lewy body dementia, which causes a progressive decline in mental abilities. He has been in various medical facilities chosen by his wife.

Kasem’s children say their stepmother had barred them from seeing their father.

Daughter Kerri Kasem, who was appointed her father's temporary caretaker Monday, released a statement through her publicist after her father was found.

“The family has grave concerns about his health and will do everything in their power to bring him back home,” the statement reads.

"We are grateful to the local authorities for finding my Dad. We are one step closer to bringing him home," Kerri Kasem added.

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