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Casey Kasem found in Washington, daughter's publicist says

May 15, 2014 at 2:05 AM ET

The daughter of missing radio legend Casey Kasem has received confirmation that her father has been found in Washington state, her publicist said.

"The family has grave concerns about his medical care. The Kasem family will do everything in their power to bring their father home," said a statement from Danny Deraney, the publicist.

Casey Kasem found in Washington state

Kerri Kasem, who was appointed as her father's temporary caretaker during a hearing Monday, said the family is "grateful to the local authorities for finding my Dad. We are one step closer to bringing him home."

Judge Daniel S. Murphy had ordered a court investigator Monday to find Kasem, after hearing conflicting information that he was either at a Native American reservation in Washington or was out of the country, a court spokeswoman told NBC News.

Casey Kasem is suffering from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia, according to his daughters.

— Daniel Arkin

Image: Casey Kasem after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards
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Casey Kasem after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 27, 2003.

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