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Daughter: 'We're going to find him'

Casey Kasem's family from his first wife are desperate to be reunited with him.

"We're going to find him, take care of him and love him," daughter Kerri Kasem told the New York Daily News in an exclusive interview.

"He's going to be with family, not stuck in some unfamiliar place where he's dying alone."

She is one of three adult children from Casey's first marriage who have been battling their stepmother Jean in court over access to their legendary father.

He had been living in a private care facility recently, but it is believed he was released at Jean's request last week, Kerri alleged.

IN CANADA?

Kerri suspects her father may be in Canada because a family source overheard plans to move him to an Indian reservation there, she told The News.

"I'm just praying to God she hasn't hurt him. He's very ill and fragile right now. He would need a plane with special medical services," she said.

According to media reports, he has to be fed through tubes.

CNN reported that Judge Murphy has named Kerri as the temporary conservator of her ailing father, a spokesman said.

Conservatorship is a legal concept in the US, where a guardian and protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age.

The conservatorship is in effect until June 20, when a hearing is scheduled on whether to make the conservatorship permanent, said Los Angeles County Superior Court spokesman Patricia Kelly.

In a Facebook posting, Kerri said: "Justice was finally served! I just won temporary conservatorship over my father's health care. We have been vindicated by the court. Thank you for your prayers, well wishes and support through this entire ordeal."

Casey married his current wife in 1980. She allegedly banished his adult children from the house the couple shared with their daughter, Liberty, now 23.

Jean, 59, had a small role in the 1984 hit movie, Ghostbusters, but is best known for playing the ditzy wife of Nick Tortelli on the hit 80s sitcom Cheers.