Missing Radio Icon Casey Kasem Found In Washington

Missing radio icon Casey Kasem was found in Washington state on Wednesday. Authorities say he is cognizant of his location.

Missing Radio Icon Casey Kasem Found In Washington
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Three days after a judge ordered investigators to determine the whereabouts of radio icon Casey Kasem, he was found safe in Washington state.

According to CNN, Kasem, who's best known for his role as the radio personality behind the American Top 40 music countdown franchise, was believed to have been taken out of the country by his wife, Jean Kasem. 

But the outlet reports authorities found Jean and Casey "visiting others at a home" in Washington on Wednesday. And the two reportedly told authorities they were on vacation. (Via CNN)

According to ABC, authorities say Kasem is "cognizant of his location." Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Wilson said in a statement "At this time, the Kitsap County Sheriff's department does not believe this is a police issue."

KABC reports this is only the latest in an ongoing dispute between Kasem's wife and children. The children say Kasem's wife continually moves their father to different facilities and prevents them from seeing him.

According to KOMO, the Kasem children released a statement Wednesday through their rep, "The family has grave concerns about his medical care. The Kasem family will do everything in their power to bring their father home."

Eighty-two-year-old Casey suffers from Lewy body disease, according to CNN. A common cause of dementia, the disease has left Kasem unable to speak. (Via Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc.)