Beloved former radio DJ and "American Top 40" host Casey Kasem is reportedly missing, and a judge wants answers.
Kasem, who suffers from Lewy body disease, was possibly moved from the country by his caretaker wife, according to report. Jean Kasem has been embroiled in battles with Kasem's children, who fought Jean just to see their father in recent years.
The baffling news that his children and friends don't know where Kasem is concerned a judge during a hearing, the Associated Press reported, and launched an investigation into Kasem's whereabouts.
Kerri Kasem, who won status as her father's temporary caretaker Monday, tweeted about the shocking news:
I believe my father's wife fled the country (or possibly went to an Indian Reservation) with my Dad because (cont) http://t.co/J1DBwQ4sWC— Kerri Kasem (@KerriKasem) May 12, 2014
Kasem hosted "American Top 40" and "Casey's Countdown" for nearly 20 years. He also voiced Shaggy in the "Scooby-Doo" cartoon, as well as Robin in the "The Batman/Superman Hour."
Kasem retired from retired from "American Top 40" in 2004, handing over the microphone to Ryan Seacrest.
Update: Authorities located Casey Kasem in Washington state, according to his daughter. Kasem was found two days after the judge ordered an investigation into his whereabouts. Kerri Kasem is still working to bring her dad under her care as a judge ordered, according to a statement released by the family:
"We have received confirmation that Casey Kasem has been found. The family has grave concerns about his health and will do everything in their power to bring him back home."
Kerri, who has received a lot of support on Twitter from fans and celebrities, tweeted:
We are grateful to the local authorities for finding my Dad. We are one step closer to bringing him home.— Kerri Kasem (@KerriKasem) May 15, 2014