Casey Kasem's body missing

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The remains of radio personality Casey Kasem have been moved from a Washington state funeral home, against the wishes of three of his adult children, a spokesman for the siblings said on Friday.

The three children believe Kasem's second wife, Jean Kasem, who had legal rights over the body, arranged to have it moved but they do not know where it is.

A Washington state judge on Wednesday forbade movement of the body from the funeral home, according to the New York Daily News.

The order was based on a request by Kerri Kasem to have an autopsy conducted on Kasem to investigate suspicions of elder abuse. 

Body may be out of the country

Kerri Kasem, the eldest Kasem daughter, told the New York Daily News she believed Jean Kasem took her father’s body out of the country.

Kasem, the former host of the syndicated program American Top 40 who died on June 15 at age 82, had been the focus of a dispute between his three children from his first marriage and his second wife


They said she had prevented them from visiting him as he suffered from Lewy body dementia, a malady with symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease.

Source: Reuters

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