Casey Kasem’s Body Missing From Funeral Home

Casey Kasem Body Missing

Late radio host Casey Kasem’s body is missing from the mortuary.

Kasem, the resonant voice of Top 40 radio, died on June 15 at the age of 82. He was taken to a mortuary and remained there unburied for 30 days.

When his oldest daughter Kerri Kasem’s lawyer went to the Washington state funeral home earlier this week, he was told the body was no longer there, Kerri’s rep confirmed to Variety.

Kerri suspects that Kasem’s wife of 34 years, Jean Kasem, had the body removed and transported. Tim Grant, Gaffney Funeral Home & Cremation Services’ funeral director, told the Associated Press that Kasem’s body wasn’t there.

A judge granted Kerri a temporary restraining order on Wednesday preventing Jean from cremating Kasem’s body. However, Jean had already filed a death certificate indicating that the body would be transferred to a Montreal funeral home.

Kasem’s death last month followed a long-running family feud that played out in the media between his wife and his three children from a previous marriage. Kasem, the voice of Shaggy on “Scooby-Doo,” went missing in May and was eventually found in Washington at a friend’s home. Kerri was granted expanded powers to manage her father’s health. He suffered from Lewy body disease, a common form of progressive dementia.

A judge ordered Jean to ensure that Kasem’s remains were preserved and that his body remained at the Tacoma funeral home until the court decides on the autopsy petition during a July 25 hearing.

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  1. Sissy Stevens says:

    So, His daughter gets the judge to sign off on legal docs so she can pull him off life support. Then she implies his wife killed him by requesting an autopsy? She doesn’t remember that she had him pulled off life support? She needs an autopsy for that?

  2. occultology says:

    Everyone around Casey Kasem seems to have Dementia!

  3. labman57 says:

    And now … your Top 100 Countdown on places where the body may have been hidden …

  4. Steve says:

    The man is dead. Jean and Casey were married or 34 years. His children are grown and need to respect her wishes. If she were their mother they wouldn’t have any say in what happened. Why didn’t his daughter check on the body during the first 30 days? Who leaves someone for 30 days before they bury them? Casey and Jean have a 23-year old daughter, Liberty. What does she want? This is crazy!!!

  5. Ella says:

    My god! How sick and disgusting can these people be? I realize that families in their situation have LOTS of issues, but holy mother of baby Jesus put this man to rest! Can’t the state or something say, “You know what? You guys are not capable of making sane human decisions so we’ll be taking over.”????

    • Mr10man says:

      “A judge ordered Jean to ensure that Kasem’s remains were preserved and that his body remained at the Tacoma funeral home until the court decided on the autopsy petition during a July 25 hearing.”
      How was Jean even allowed access? Why did the funeral home release the body? How much money changed hands in this transaction?

  6. pops07 says:

    A movie is in the works titled “The Trouble With Casey.” Now, who will we get to direct?

  7. M. F. Sibley says:

    How incredibly sad that the body of Casey Kasem has become a pawn in the on-going rivalry between his wife and her step-children. Even dead he is not allowed to rest in peace and for what reason? Influence, power, money? Probably all three. People, call a truce and put your issues with each other aside for the moment and bury Casey, which should have happened well before now. He deserved better than this.

    • Mr10man says:

      I don’t think the family is reading your request for a truce, but I agree entirely with your statement. Petty, pathetic, and vindictive about sums up the situation.

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