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

GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say they’ve found no evidence of wrongdoing after investigating 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. He says he will forward the case to county prosecutors for review.

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

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

Busey says 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. Jean Kasem has not commented.


This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the police chief’s last name to Busey, instead of Busy, in one instance.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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