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Police review: No evidence of a crime in Casey Kasem’s death

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

In this Oct. 27, 2003 photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. A judge has expanded the powers of Casey Kasem’s daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care and says he still has concerns about the ailing radio personality’s health and welfare. On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy ordered Kasem’s wife to comply with court orders allowing doctors to evaluate her husband, and also be seen by his daughter Kerri.  (Eric Jamison / AP)
In this Oct. 27, 2003 photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. A judge has expanded the powers of Casey Kasem’s daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care and says he still has concerns about the ailing radio personality’s health and welfare. On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy ordered Kasem’s wife to comply with court orders allowing doctors to evaluate her husband, and also be seen by his daughter Kerri. (Eric Jamison / AP)
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GIG HARBOR, Wash. – Police say they’ve found no evidence of wrongdoing as they investigated allegations that relatives of radio personality Casey Kasem were responsible for his 2014 death.

Gig Harbor Police Chief Kelly Busey said Friday that the administrative investigation didn’t find evidence of a crime.

The longtime “American Top 40” host died at the age of 82 at a hospital in Gig Harbor, near Tacoma.

Police opened the investigation last month after Kasem’s widow, Jean Kasem, submitted a private investigator’s report claiming her three adult stepchildren were responsible for Kasem’s death.

Busy said the investigation found Casey Kasem received appropriate care and no evidence of collusion between family and doctors.

Kasem’s two daughters told KOMO-TV they feel vindicated by the police findings.

Jean Kasem didn’t immediately provide a comment when contacted by the news station.

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