Casey Kasem’s body is MISSING from a Washington Funeral Home3
Casey Kasem’s body was flown from the funeral home in Tacoma, Washington to a funeral home in Montreal, Canada on July 14, two days before a judge ordered Casey’s widow Jean Kasem to keep the body in Tacoma for an autopsy.
But mysteriously, Casey’s body never arrived.
A representative for Kerri Kasem, Casey’s daughter, has confirmed that her father’s body is missing.
MailOnline has learned that Casey’s body was put on a plane by staff at the Gaffney Funeral Home in Tacoma on July 14 and shipped to Urgel Bourgie Funeral Homes in Montreal. But staff at the Canadian funeral parlor say they have no record for any arrangements for the arrival of Kasem’s body under his name, his birth name Kemal Amen Kasem or his wife Jean’s name.
Mystery: According to Casey’s death certificate, the radio icon’s body was sent from the Gaffney Funeral home in Tacoma to a funeral home in Montreal, Canada on July 14. It also lists the cause of death as pending and and address of Jean Kasem in Jerusalem, Israel
Family sources told TMZ they believe the radio host’s widow Jean, who has long battled with his three daughters from his first marriage, has taken the body from a funeral home in Tacoma.
But MailOnline confirmed that Casey’s body was shipped by the Gaffney Funeral Home on July 14 to Montreal, two days before a judge ordered her to keep it in Tacoma so that an autopsy could be carried out, at the request of one of Kasem’s daughters, the website reported.
A call to Jean Kasem’s attorney has not been returned.
But her address listed on Casey’s death certificate is in Jerusalem, Israel.
The death certificate also lists the cause of death as ‘pending.’
On Wednesday, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper ordered her to ensure Kasem’s remains are preserved and that his body remains at the funeral home until the court decides on the autopsy petition.
Kerri Kasem had said she was worried that her stepmother may prevent the autopsy by having his remains moved to Canada or cremated, according to the statement she filed in court.