#Q13HeartChallenge: GO RED and fight heart disease

Police to investigate Casey Kasem’s wife for elder abuse

Jean and Casey Kasem

Jean and Casey Kasem on Nov. 10, 2003, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

PORT ORCHARD (KCPQ) — Just a day after legendary radio man Casey Kasem passed away at age 82, police confirmed Kasem’s daughter plans to file an elder abuse complaint against the star’s bereaved wife.

The Santa Monica Police Department confirmed Monday that Kasem’s daughter Kerri will officially file the report soon, and they have already begun preliminary investigations into the case of reported abuse against Kasem.

Kerri Kasem alleges Casey’s wife Jean willingly and knowingly put the star’s life in danger.

As his health started to deteriorate a few years ago,  Kasem’s wife and children began battling over his care. The fight moved to Washington State last month when Jean brought Kasem to stay in Kitsap County at the home of a longtime friend.

MORE: Kasem family battled for months over ‘end of life’ care 

After Casey and Jean moved to Washington, a judge in Los Angeles gave Kerri Kasem more power over her father’s medical care. But her stepmother failed to comply with the order, Kerri alleges, so the two sides went to court again. On May 30, a Kitsap County judge gave Kerri daily visitation rights, and permission to bring a private investigator along to monitor Kasem’s condition.

The distaste between the two seemed to culminate when Jean allegedly threw raw meat at Kerri when she attempted to visit her dad in Silverdale.

Jean has vehemently denied the elder abuse allegations.

According to Santa Monica police officials, investigators are gathering medical documents to investigate Kerri’s claims. However, since Casey left California in early May, there may be jurisdictional issues in regard to elder abuse.

Kasem’s daughters told CNN they will not fight their stepmother over their father’s remains.

WATCH: Casey Kasem tributes 

Filed in: News

Suggest a correction

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


  • Used Cars Pinellas County

    I leave a response ԝhen I like a article on ɑ site or
    if I Һave sߋmething to valuable tօ contribute to the conversation.
    Uѕually it is caused ƅy tҺe sincerness communicated іn the post I read.
    Αnd after thiѕ post Police tօ investigate Casey Kasems
    wife fοr elder abuse | Q13 FOX News. I was
    moved enoսgh to drop a thоught ;-) I Ԁo ɦave some questions for you
    if іt’s allright. Ӏs it simply mе or ɗoes іt look as if like a feա of the comments come across as if tɦey
    are left by brain dead visitors? :-P Аnd, if үоu aге writing аt
    other online sites, I’d lіke to follow ʏοu. Сould үoս
    list the complete urls of yoսr shared paɡes liқе уour linkedin profile,
    Facebook ρage or twitter feed?