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Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing, Daughter Says
ABC News ^ | 07/21/2014 | MICHAEL ROTHMAN

Posted on 07/21/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The late Casey Kasem's body is missing, more than a month after the radio icon's death, according to his daughter.

A spokesperson for Kerri Kasem confirmed to ABC News that the legend's adult children have yet to see his body. Kasem died on June 15 at 82 years old after suffering from a form of dementia. An autopsy has also not been performed yet, the family said.

Jean Kasem denied to ABC News that his body is missing.

Jean Kasem, the radio personality's second wife, had been embroiled in a conflict with his children from a previous marriage over her husband's medical care for months before he died. She collected the body within 72 hours of his death.

Kerri Kasem was informed Thursday that Kasem's body was no longer at the mortuary, where it remained for a month.

Gaffney Mortuary also confirms that Kasem is no longer in their care.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: caseykasem; chitchat; domesticdispute; missingbody; missingpersons; shaggy

1 posted on 07/21/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sitting in an urn somewhere?


2 posted on 07/21/2014 5:43:46 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Hangin out with Elvis?


3 posted on 07/21/2014 5:45:41 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory ((ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government))
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To: jsanders2001

Weekend at Casey’s...


4 posted on 07/21/2014 5:52:36 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SeekAndFind
.........and a little dog named Giggles....Casey, please play “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel for our beloved Cockapoo.
5 posted on 07/21/2014 5:54:28 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not trying to sound insensitive, all I’m saying is that we shouldn’t count on the Malaysian Government to find Casey Kasem.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 5:58:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Casey Kasem sets record for most times missing alive and dead.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:06 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pull up a chair and grab a bowl of popcorn...this show will be going on for months to come. And just wait until they try to divide up the estate...the only winners in that process will be the lawyers.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:19 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: jsanders2001

“Sitting in an urn somewhere?”

Casey Kasem has been found, turns out he was on the dresser, next to the keys in the exact spot they had left him in the 1st place.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Casey Kasem: Found in Washington. Jean Kasem overheard saying, “We’d have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for your meddling kids!”


10 posted on 07/21/2014 6:00:16 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s out voting democrat.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 6:00:56 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Casey Kasem’s Body Reported Missing from Funeral Home: TMZ is reporting that Casey Kasem’s body – still unburied over a month after he passed away, has gone missing from a Tacoma, Wash., funeral home.

I’d suggest looking under the couch cushions. That’s where I always seem to find everything. Casey’s daughter Kerri says she believes his wife Jean stole the corpse and left the country, but the funeral home is saying “no problem, Casey will be right back after these messages from our sponsors.”


12 posted on 07/21/2014 6:01:27 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2014/07/20/casey_kasems_remains_sent_to_montreal_says_funeral_home.html

>>SEATTLE—The head of a Washington state funeral home that had initial responsibility for radio personality Casey Kasem says he personally made sure his remains were put on a flight to Montreal last Monday.
Corey Gaffney, the president of Gaffney Funeral Home of Tacoma, says he confirmed the remains arrived in Montreal and media reports suggesting they have disappeared are not true.
Some U.S. media outlets quoted Kasem’s daughter Kerri as saying her father’s remains were missing.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 6:02:05 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: SeekAndFind

maybe the Russian separatists have it.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s buried in the end zone at Giants Stadium.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 6:05:09 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: dforest
maybe the Russian separatists have it.

Post of the Day!

16 posted on 07/21/2014 6:05:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Casey Kasem is missing...

Casey, here’s your request and dedication...John Waite’s “Missing You.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S89AmJFP-j0


17 posted on 07/21/2014 6:05:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I had to double check to make sure this wasn’t a John Semmens story.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 6:06:32 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

who has right of sepulcher, was Kasem under a guardianship? If not, wife probably does.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

The headline sounds funny and makes great joke fodder, but for the parties actually involved I’m sure it isn’t one bit amusing.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SeekAndFind

This is getting as ridiculous as when James Brown died.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 6:19:07 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Like, zoinks Scooby!

CC


22 posted on 07/21/2014 6:19:44 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hangin with Jimmy Hoffa and Amelia Earhardt?


23 posted on 07/21/2014 6:21:39 AM PDT by albie
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To: lonestar
This is getting as ridiculous as when James Brown died.

Ditto for Ted Williams.

24 posted on 07/21/2014 6:22:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Obviously, this is a false flag to set us up for the real attack. /sarc


25 posted on 07/21/2014 6:23:06 AM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I see what you did there............

26 posted on 07/21/2014 6:25:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are auditions still going on for the new season of “The Walking Dead”?


27 posted on 07/21/2014 6:26:09 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: SeekAndFind

Aliens...

no, wait, he WAS an alien.

His body dissolved at death.


28 posted on 07/21/2014 6:28:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

To state the obvious ... this case is d**n weird.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 6:31:26 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

Ever hear the old song “I’ll fly away?”

Well.........................maybe he did!


30 posted on 07/21/2014 6:43:17 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jinkys. This looks like a case for Scooby Doo!


31 posted on 07/21/2014 6:47:47 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Ya, he has a big estate. I heard he was worth tens of millions of dollars. Decades of show business success and good investing made him wealthy.

No love lost between the wife and his adult children from the first marriage. It could get ugly if it ends up in court.


32 posted on 07/21/2014 6:50:28 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: SeekAndFind

Curiouser and curiouser!


33 posted on 07/21/2014 6:52:47 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: raccoonradio

Why Montreal? Is there a connection? Did he live there with the wife, or does she plan to live there now?


34 posted on 07/21/2014 6:54:49 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: SeekAndFind; Slings and Arrows

It was probably the crooked property developer again, and he would’ve gotten away with it if it wasn’t for those meddling kids!


35 posted on 07/21/2014 6:57:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Death Certificate anyone???


36 posted on 07/21/2014 6:57:59 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SpaceBar

There was a lot of fanfare at James Brown’s “funeral” but the body wasn’t buried for years afterwards as his daughters and his wife were in litigation.


37 posted on 07/21/2014 7:00:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: smalltownslick

No idea, none that I know of, other than perhaps sending his body to Canada to avoid some sort of legal situation re: burial, cremation, who knows..


38 posted on 07/21/2014 7:03:24 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: ScottinVA

Is Ted still frozen?


39 posted on 07/21/2014 7:04:03 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: raccoonradio; All

from Radio Info.com:
Status of Casey Kasem’s Remains Still in Question. The bizarre and sad tale of the end of radio legend Casey Kasem’s life has not ended. The current drama involves questions of the whereabouts of Kasem’s body more than a month after his death on June 15. The Ottawa Citizen reports that Kasem’s body was shipped to Montreal by Kasem’s widow Jean and Tacoma funeral director Corey Gaffney confirmed to the paper he personally saw the delivery of Kasem to the airline and that the body arrived in Montreal. However, the funeral home in Montreal where Kasem was supposed to arrive tells The Canadian Press it has no records of the body arriving there. A Washington state judge ordered Jean Kasem to keep Kasem’s remains preserved at the Tacoma facility until a hearing for and autopsy petition could take place on July 25.

Ottawa Citizen:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Radio+star+Casey+Kasems+remains+sent+Montreal+Funeral+home/10046109/story.html

SEATTLE - The head of a Washington state funeral home that had initial responsibility for radio personality Casey Kasem says he personally made sure his remains were put on a flight to Montreal last Monday.

Corey Gaffney, the president of Gaffney Funeral Home of Tacoma, says he confirmed the remains arrived in Montreal and media reports suggesting they have disappeared are not true.

Some U.S. media outlets quoted Kasem’s daughter Kerri as saying her father’s remains were missing.

In the months before his death June 15, Kasem’s daughter has been embroiled in a battle with his wife of the past 34 years, Jean Kasem, over the welfare of the legendary radio star.

A death certificate filed in a Washington State court July 15 listed Montreal funeral home Urgel Bourgie as the place of disposition, and July 14 as the date of disposition.

The Montreal funeral home told The Canadian Press on Saturday it had no record of Kasem’s remains as being at the facility or that they were supposed to arrive.

Phil Fredette, head of the Funeral Service Association of Canada, said in an email that funeral homes don’t generally release such information “due to privacy and the Privacy Act in Canada.”

There was no immediate explanation for why Kasem’s remains would have gone to Montreal. Gaffney said he couldn’t comment on why Kasem’s wife picked Montreal.

”What we did was made sure that Casey got to the airport, we released custody of Casey to the airline,” Gaffney said in an interview Saturday night.

“The airline signed for that and acknowledged that and then at that point we returned to our office, tracked his flight to Montreal, confirmed that he had arrived, reported that to Mrs. Kasem.”

”When he landed in Montreal, I ceased being the funeral director in charge.”

A judge granted Kerri Kasem a temporary restraining order preventing her father’s wife from cremating his remains, but her lawyer told The Associated Press that when he approached the Tacoma funeral home with a copy of the restraining order, he was told it no longer had the remains.

“They said they could not disclose where he had gone or where he would end up,” said the lawyer, Scott Winship.

The death certificate was filled out by Jean Kasem and listed an address in Jerusalem, Israel, according to a copy filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

Teruyuki Olsen, a lawyer for Kasem’s wife, refused to comment Friday or provide any information about what happened to Kasem’s body.

Kasem, the radio host of “American Top 40” was 82 when he died last month.

Kerri Kasem, one of three children from Kasem’s first marriage, also asked a judge last week for authorization to seek an autopsy on her father as well as a temporary restraining order to ensure his body was held in cold storage and not cremated until that autopsy is completed.

Judge Ronald Culpepper ordered Jean Kasem to ensure that the radio host’s remains were preserved and that his body stayed at the Tacoma funeral home until the court decided on the autopsy petition following a July 25 hearing.

The story has created an international stir with mainstream and entertainment media outlets as far away as the United Kingdom running stories on the latest developments.

“Location of Casey Kasem’s Body Suddenly Unknown,” said the headline on Rolling Stone’s website.

“Casey Kasem body missing,” said TMZ.


40 posted on 07/21/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: dfwgator; MrB; Jack Hydrazine

Seeing that he was Druze, he’s probably in a Druze Urn somewhere.................


41 posted on 07/21/2014 7:28:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Has anyone checked under Obama’s stash?


42 posted on 07/21/2014 7:30:42 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: lonestar

I believe so. I haven’t seen any reports otherwise.


43 posted on 07/21/2014 7:47:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: SeekAndFind

What a disgraceful end to the life of a dignified and much loved man. All involved should be ashamed.


44 posted on 07/21/2014 7:47:31 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: SeekAndFind

Now all they need are some Tanna leaves, and he’ll be back on the air.


45 posted on 07/21/2014 8:28:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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