Casey Kasem to Be Buried ... in Norway
Wife sending body to Oslo for burial over kids' objections
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2014 9:13 AM CDT
Casey Kasem in 2003.   (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

(Newser) – It looks like Casey Kasem will finally be laid to rest, though in a head-scratcher of a location—Norway. A newspaper there reports that wife Jean Kasem is shipping the DJ's remains to Oslo for burial, according to the Hollywood Reporter and the BBC. Does Kasem have Norwegian roots? Nope. Nor apparently does his wife. Casey Kasem's kids, who have been feuding with Jean Kasem for decades, think she's trying to make it difficult to have the body exhumed to dodge their abuse accusations.

"We don't know what her plans are," says a spokesman for daughter Kerri Kasem. "We just know that she wants to keep Casey away from [his] family and friends and by the looks of it, hiding from law enforcement."

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Waffle Kidney
Aug 16, 2014 12:57 PM CDT
What's the point? Just to piss off the rest of the family?
Aug 15, 2014 9:41 PM CDT
Since there's an open elder abuse case against Jean, can't the city attorney have Canada ship the body to the city morgue? Then, after an autopsy, if nothing incriminating is found, release the body to Jean. She can then take it anywhere she wants.
Aug 15, 2014 4:21 PM CDT
Let the man rest in peace with the love of his family. His body is what's left. It no longer matters other than intentionally hurting as many hearts as one can!!!!!!