Casey Kasem’s body missing from funeral home, daughter’s rep says

Casey Kasem’s body missing from funeral home, daughter’s rep says

Casey Kasem’s body is no longer at the Washington state funeral home that had been keeping it, a rep for the radio icon’s eldest daughter said Friday.

The situation is “pure insanity,” rep Danny Deraney told the Los Angeles Times, confirming that the body was not at the funeral home where it had been held. “It’s sad that it’s gotten to this point.”

A judge awarded daughter Kerri Kasem a temporary restraining order Wednesday preventing her dad’s second wife, Jean Kasem, from cremating or removing the remains from the funeral home pending a decision about who could conduct a possible autopsy, the Associated Press reported Friday.

However, Jean Kasem had already filled out a death certificate indicating that the body should be transferred to a funeral home in Montreal, the AP reported, noting that on Friday the Canadian funeral home said the radio host’s body was not there, nor was his name in its system.

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When news broke Thursday that the “American Top 40” host remained unburied more than a month after his June 15 death, Deraney said the three eldest Kasem kids — Julie and Mike are the other two from Kasem’s first marriage — had accepted that Jean Kasem had authority over the body and that they didn’t intend to battle in court over his burial.


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