Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing

His wife seems to have had it moved, won't say where
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2014 5:58 AM CDT
Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing
Casey Kasem, in 2003.   (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

One more crazy turn in the drama over Casey Kasem's death: His daughter says his body is missing. As with the dispute over his end-of-life care between his kids and Kasem's, wife, Jean, the story is a little convoluted. Daughter Kerri got a temporary restraining order this week to prevent Jean from having his remains cremated, but when her lawyer delivered it to the funeral home in Tacoma that was supposed to have Kasem's body, the home informed the lawyer that the body was no longer there, reports AP.

It seems Jean had already filled out paperwork to have her husband's body shipped out of state, listing a funeral home in Montreal as the final destination. The problem is that funeral home says it has no record of that happening. "Pure insanity," Kerri Kasem's lawyer tells the LA Times. Wife Jean, meanwhile, tells CNN that the body is not missing but won't say what happened to it. "Would you leave us to grieve in peace?" she asked. Kasem died more than a month ago. (More Casey Kasem stories.)

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