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Where is legendary ‘Top 40’ DJ? Judge appoints lawyer to find Casey Kasem, 82 and ailing

Posted May 12, 2014 5:35 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Jean and Casey Kasem in 2003. Featureflash
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Stunned to hear from an attorney representing the wife of legendary disc jockey Casey Kasem that the 82-year-old is no longer in the country, a Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find Kasem and a doctor to evaluate Kasem's medical condition.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy also appointed Kasem's daughter, Kerri Kasem, from a prior marriage as a temporary conservator, WTAE reports. That gives her a legal right to access his medical records.

Known for his radio shows counting down the "Top 40" in popular music every week, Kasem is suffering from Parkinson's disease and can no longer speak.

Attorney Craig Marcus represents his Casey Kasem's wife, Jean Kasem. He said she has a right to make decisions concerning her husband.

Kerri Kasem said after court that she and her siblings have been concerned for some time because Kasem has been kept away from them.

"Justice has been served today," she told the station.

See also:

ABAJournal.com: "Casey Kasem doesn’t need a conservator, judge rules; wife says she’s not a wicked stepmom"

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