Monday, May 12, 2014

Casey Kasem Missing: "I Have No Idea"

Radio legend Casey Kasem is missing

It is very difficult to believe someone who says "I have no idea" about something pressing.  It is sometimes the bane of the intellectually lazy, while at other times, it is deceptive.  Statements are in quotations, with emphasis added.  Statement Analysis is added to the AP article, using bold type. 

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality’s wife said the former “Top 40″ host had been removed from the country.
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.
“I have no idea where he is,” Marcus said.
Does he have an idea that he is out of the United States?  The previous sentence indicates a belief that he is not in the United States; indicating that he does have an idea.  It is very difficult to believe this statement about having "no idea" about where Kasem is.  
The revelation brought stunned protests from Murphy and two of Casey Kasem’s daughters, two of the entertainer’s three children from a previous marriage.
“Your statements concern me even more,” the judge told Marcus, who declined to comment after the hearing.
The judge does not believe the "I have no idea" statement.  
People use this when this wish to deceive. 
Marcus said in court that Jean Kasem had every right to move her husband as she saw fit.
Murphy appointed a doctor to look into Casey Kasem’s care and ordered a court-appointed attorney to find out his whereabouts as soon as possible.
Casey Kasem gained fame with his radio music countdown shows, “American Top 40″ and “Casey’s Top 40,” and was the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon “Scooby Doo.”
As temporary conservator, Kerri Kasem will have access to her father’s medical records and other reports that have previously been sealed by court order.
Kerri Kasem’s case is the second one opened by one of the former host’s children to try to gain access to their father and have some oversight over his care. A previous case by daughter Julie Kasem was dismissed after she reached a settlement with her stepmother, but the daughter said Monday that agreement has been breached.
In a court filing last week, Kerri Kasem’s attorneys wrote that the entertainer has been repeatedly moved without warning and his children have been unable to see him. The complaint accused Jean Kasem of elder abuse by isolating her husband from his family.
“We’ve been troubled for a long time,” Kerri Kasem said after Monday’s court hearing. She said Murphy’s orders will ensure that the truth about her father’s care comes out.
“Justice has been served today,” she said.


Mary said...

It's sad how one bad apple can ruin everything. I remember listening to him on the radio; "I'm Casey Kasem and we're counting down the biggest hits this week". Hope he is found and this time, a judge takes his children's concerns seriously. When a vulnerable adult disappears, no matter who they're with and the kids aren't privy to the location, it is a very big deal.

Thanks Peter

Skeptical said...

Isn't it funny how one thought connects with another. After reading this post Barry Gordy's old song "Money (That's What I Want) popped into my mind.

elf said...

Poor man :(

John Mc Gowan said...

OT Update.

Judge to reconsider bond for Heather Elvis murder suspect

~mj said...

There is always 2 sides to every story. Sadly, something I have learned is that the judicial system doesn't always flush out the morally right.

Anonymous said...

5 ys old girl makes 911 call. says "I think she can't talk to you" about her injuered 90yr old babysitter. instinctually showing no deception! if she had hurt her babysitter herself - she's likely say conclusively "she can't talk to you" -- right? cool/

Katprint said...

from :

Jean Kasem's attorney, Craig Marcus, said he had "no idea" where Casey Kasem is, only that he is out of the country. His children think he may be on a Washington State Indian reservation. "Jean was talking to her niece in Washington on the phone," says Julie Kasem, "saying, 'I need an Indian reservation with a private airstrip and I want to bring Casey there.' Her nephew overheard and immediately alerted Kerri [Kasem, Julie's sister]. We're all sort of family, in a twisted way."

from :

Could 82-year-old pop culture icon Casey Kasem be somewhere in the northern reaches of Washington state on the Colville Reservation?
The Colville Reservation is served by a small municipal airport in the town of Omak, 50 miles away.

Kerri says she is desperate to locate her ailing father and posted this message on her Facebook page: "Please pray that he is safe."

"Are you worried for his safety?" asked Moret.

"Absolutely. He is in no condition to be driving across state lines, flying out of the country, being moved here and there in the back seat of a car. That's just criminal," said Kerri.
Kerri concluded, "We have to find my dad."

Katprint said...

Kerri Kasem's facebook page:

"I believe my father's wife fled the country (or possibly went to an Indian Reservation) with my Dad because she knew I would win in court today. The judge ordered, Adult Protective Services, the PVP Attorney and the police to look for him.
Please pray that he is safe."

John Mc Gowan said...

Radio Legend Casey Kasem Found In Washington
The 82-year-old former radio host is located by police in Washington, hours after his children filed a missing person's report.

Katprint said...

I'm glad Casey Kasem has been found and that he is OK.

However, in all fairness to Jean Kasem's lawyer, sometimes attorneys really do not know where their clients are. I have had clients of my own who didn't show up at court hearings when they were supposed to. Sometimes they moved without leaving any forwarding address or other contact information (in civil cases) or they fled the jurisdiction (in criminal cases) and I literally have "no idea" where they were except by process of elimination i.e. I had an idea that they were not at the hearing because I could see that they were not. I have gone so far as to hire investigators to track down my own clients. It is very frustrating when this happens, although on one occasion it turned out that my client had not shown up for his deposition because he had died so obviously he had a very good excuse.

Karen T said...

Why do people say, "there is ALWAYS two sides to every story? Isn't it possible that one party is telling the complete story truthfully?

Katprint said...


Authorities said ailing radio host Casey Kasem was on vacation — not in danger — when they found him in Washington state this week.

A Los Angeles judge on Monday expressed concerns about his whereabouts and safety amid a dispute between his wife and children from another marriage.

But the sheriff's office in Kitsap County, west of Seattle, tracked him down the next day. He was at a home where he and his wife, Jean, had been staying with longtime friends, Deputy Scott Wilson said.

"We know he has an affliction, but he was alert, upright, dressed, groomed and cognizant of what was going on," Wilson said. "We see a lot of at-risk adults and children. This wasn't anywhere close to being suspicious."