This is outrageous.
We knew that the late Casey Kasem's children and their stepmother (Casey's widow), Jean Kasem, didn't like each other, but we thought maybe all of that nonsense would stop once the patriarch died.
However that has NOT been the case and if anything it's seemed to have gotten worse.
A spokesperson for the children of Casey Kasem has come out with a statement that is truly shocking and claims that the body of the host of American Top 40 is somewhere in Montreal in a funeral home's freezer!
Here's what a statement from the spokesperson said:
"At this point we believe that Casey's body is at a funeral home in Montreal, although it's difficult to be 100% sure, our fear is that Jean plans to keep Casey there for months while she plays her games. Ultimately our worry is that we may never know where Casey is to be buried."
Originally the daughter of Casey Kasem - Kerri Kasem - won a decision in court to stop her stepmother from cremating her father's body and instead wanted to have a burial back in Los Angeles for him.
But when she went to the funeral home where she thought he was - at Gaffney Funeral Home in Tacoma, Washington - they told her his body had been moved to the Urgel Bourgie funeral home in Montreal.
The funeral director there could NOT deny or reveal if Casey's body was there, but DID say that they did have giant freezers to keep dead bodies and that they could possibly have him… or not.
Not real helpful! The funeral director also said:
"When we are facing a difficult situation the best thing for us is to do nothing until the lawyers have found an agreement. We cannot get in the middle of a family dispute. We are stuck. We are not there to judge."
Sounds bizarre, right?
Well, don't expect the Santa Monica police to get involved with a case that deals with one of their former residents. A spokesperson for them said:
"Mr Kasem’s matter is an open and on-going investigation. As such the Santa Monica Police Department will not be issuing any statements and or disseminating any press releases pending further instructions from our Criminal Investigation’s Office."
Wow! Seems like no one wants to get involved in this messy situation!
Hopefully this is resolved soon… if only to give the children some closure on their father's death!
[Image via David B Edwards/WENN.]
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