Radio Icon Casey Kasem Is Missing

Legendary disc jockey Casey Kasem is missing, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge wants to know his whereabouts, and his daughters say they're desperately worried his abrupt removal from a medical facility — done against their wishes — will kill him.

The 82-year-old "Top 40" host and radio personality is suffering from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia, according to his daughters. They told a judge during a hearing on Monday that they don't know where he is being treated.

During the hearing, Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator to locate Kasem, after hearing conflicting information that he is either at a native American reservation in Washington or is out of the country, a court spokeswoman told NBC News.

Casey Kasem's children have complained for months that they've been prohibited from seeing their father. Kasem's daughter, Kerri Kasem, was appointed as her father's temporary caretaker during the hearing, after her lawyer told the judge the family believes Kasem is being treated in Washington state.

In an interiew Monday night, Kerri Kasem told NBC News that she saw her father last Tuesday at a medical facility that she did not name. She described the "two-to-three hour" visit as "incredible" because he "had a smile ear to ear and told us he loved us."

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