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  • 15 May 2014, 15:29

Radio Legend Casey Kasem Found In Washington

American radio icon Casey Kasem has been found in Washington state, three days after a judge expressed concerns about his whereabouts and safety.

Santa Monica Police Department Sergeant Mario Toti said the 82-year-old was located a few hours after his children filed a missing person's report on Wednesday.

It is believed the former host of American Top 40, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, was moved from a California care home by his wife Jean.

The multi-millionaire's children from a previous marriage had been worried for his safety.

On Monday a lawyer for Jean Kasem told the court that he didn't know where she and her husband had gone but believed they had left the US.

Kasem's daughter Kerri has been appointed temporary conservator by a judge in Los Angeles but the family was unable to act without knowing his whereabouts.

"We are grateful to the local authorities for finding my Dad. We are one step closer to bringing him home," Kerri said in a statement.

Kasem retired in 2009 after decades as the voice of the US chart countdown. He also voiced Shaggy in the hit cartoon Scooby-Doo.

He has been married for three decades to 60-year-old Jean, who appeared in the movie Ghostbusters, and they have a daughter.

The family battle has been simmering for months with Kasem's oldest children claiming they are being kept from him.

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