May 12, 2014 6:46 pm -

There is a search on for the legendary disk jockey after a lawyer for the ailing entertainer’s wife said he is no longer in the United States.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find out where Kasem is being treated and report back to the court. Kasem, 82, suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease, can no longer speak and has been in various medical facilities chosen by his wife, Jean Kasem.

Casey Kasem’s children have complained that they have been unable to see their father in accordance with an agreement with their stepmother. Daughter Kerri Kasem had sought a temporary conservatorship and was appointed her father’s temporary caretaker on Monday. Her attorney, Troy Martin, said the family believes the entertainer has been taken to an Indian reservation in Washington state.

Murphy’s order came after Craig Marcus, an attorney who appeared on Jean Kasem’s behalf at Monday’s hearing, said he did not know where the radio personality was but knew that he had been removed from the country.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

14 responses to Casey Kasem Missing

  1. Anomaly 100 May 12th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Holy cow.

    • jasperjava May 12th, 2014 at 7:31 pm


      • Anomaly 100 May 12th, 2014 at 7:32 pm


        • jasperjava May 12th, 2014 at 7:42 pm


          • Anomaly 100 May 12th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

            Oh no you di’int! That’s my word. Give it back!

      • Shades May 12th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

        Ruh roh!

  2. Carolina Trucker May 12th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Alan you should play a tender top 40 love ballad from 1982 as a long distance dedication. This song goes out to you Casey wherever you are out there! LOL

  3. William May 12th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Maybe he had another meltdown.

    • burqa May 12th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Great pull, William! That’s the first time I heard the original. For years I heard it with the feelthy words bleeped out. Ever heard the one of Larry King where he falls asleep on air and comes out of it thinking the caller is asking about selecting a surgeon for a procedure when, in fact, he’s enquiring about journalism school?

      • William May 12th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

        That’s because Mr. King is older than dirt. I do give him credit. He has probably forgotten more about conducting an interview than most people today know.
        Ever see his mug shot from 1971? Priceless.

        • Peter diroma May 13th, 2014 at 1:52 am

          King stopped doing his overnight radio show out of DC a long time before he left CNN so it wasn’t age induced. He was talking in his sleep, basically. It is a classic clip.

          He is 80 now and I heard him interviewed on Stern and he sounds great. He does a show on RTV and Hulo+. Larry King Live style.

  4. burqa May 12th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    OP: “Casey Kasem Missing”

    Maybe he forgot to keep his feet on the ground while reaching for the stars and drifted up, up, away into the stratosphere…

  5. Peter diroma May 13th, 2014 at 1:58 am

    What an evil woman Jean Kasem turned out to be! She doesn’t want any hand in her husband’s care but has blocked his kids from doing so at every turn. Parkinson’s disease strips its victims of voice, ability to use their arms and legs , control over bowels but they retain their mental faculties. He knows he is alone and in a strange place. Awful.

    • Bill Schmalfeldt May 13th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Actually, Peter, we don’t retain our mental faculties. We don’t lose them to the same extent as Alzheimers victims, but there is the phenomena known as Parkinson’s Disease Dementia. At Casey’s age, his dementia is probably compounded by other factors, such as age, hardening of the arteries, and the fact that we get daffier as we get older anyway. But the rest of it, you nailed. This is not really a time to make fun of Casey Kasem, who I understand was a Grade-A asshole when he did American Top 40. This is a time to ask what more can be done to keep the 60,000 Americans who will be diagnosed NEXT year from having the same thing happen to them.