The decision by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel
Murphy in favor of Kasem's daughter, Kerri Kasem, expands on
powers she had been given last week when Murphy named her as the
82-year-old radio DJ's temporary conservator, according to City
Kasem, who is known for his weekly top 40 countdown show and for
being the voice of Shaggy on the "Scooby-Doo" cartoons, was
located in Kitsap County, Washington state, last week after
attorneys for Kerri Kasem reported they did not know where he
had been taken.
Kasem suffers from a form of dementia called Lewy body disease,
and his children have been involved in a legal tussle with their
stepmother, Jean Kasem, over visitation and caretaking for the
Murphy, in his ruling on Tuesday, gave Kerri Kasem the power to
travel to Washington state and make medical decisions on her
father's behalf and he ruled that Jean Kasem must cooperate,
according to City News Service.
The judge also said Kerri Kasem, who also has a radio career,
can hire a private investigator to assist her in dealing with
the situation but the investigators must be unarmed, City News
An attorney for Kerri Kasem did not return calls.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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