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(WTKR)   Casey Kasem's children say their dad's body is missing. Stepmother says she would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids   (wtkr.com) divider line 30
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2014-07-19 10:32:14 AM  
What the hell? Who is THAT crazy?
 
2014-07-19 10:33:01 AM  
If your dad died a month ago, and his crazy wife has spirited his body away after a months-long court battle where you tried to protect him from her craziness, but now she has him anyway and you don't what she did with the body......
just let it go, man, because he's gone.
 
2014-07-19 10:34:09 AM  
This is how the zombie apocalypse starts.
 
2014-07-19 10:35:52 AM  
What a sad state of affairs.

/Afraid something similar will happen to Grandma.
 
2014-07-19 10:40:01 AM  
Cheers pic in 5.....4...3...2....
 
2014-07-19 10:47:55 AM  
Relax people. His body has gone back in time to be reborn as Ryan Seacrest.
 
2014-07-19 10:53:04 AM  
Sometimes the words "farked up" are the only appropriate comment.

This is one of those times.
 
2014-07-19 11:07:41 AM  
Had some contact with Jean Kasem for about a week or so when she was filming a movie in D.C.  They were filming on a college campus and the particular building where most of the interior scenes were being filmed happened to be where my wife's office was located. (She was on faculty at the college)

First day the crew arrives and starts setting up, my wife walks into her office to discover Jean Kasem (without permission or asking anyone) had holed up in her office and was on her phone, with her belongings spread out all over the place.  I wasn't present, but knowing my ex-wife, I'm fairly certain that Jean got an earful as my then wife was incredibly PO'd and called me a few minutes after the incident still fuming about this impertinent beyotch.

By the end of the week, the story had gotten around to cast and crew and several of them brought my wife breakfast and lunches from the craft table, just to talk to the woman who had told Jean Kasem off.  She was absolutely despised by the crew apparently and by Thursday, wouldn't even come out of her trailer.  By the time Casey had sent a limo to pick her up two days before shooting ended, when she got in the car a cheer erupted from the crew who were glad to see her go bye-bye.

BTW, it was one of the worst movies I have ever had the displeasure of viewing.  I can't even remember the title with accuracy, but I remember its "Star" was Richard Dreyfuss's nephew and it had Elliot and PhD in the title.

The fact that she appears to be the same shrew and crazy person she was some 25+ years ago doesn't really surprise me now.
 
2014-07-19 11:08:11 AM  
She's just taking him a long way away so the kids can give him a long distance dedication.
 
2014-07-19 11:26:26 AM  
His daughter has (or had)  a radio with Nikki Sixx, has she been talking about any of this on the the show?
 
2014-07-19 11:29:30 AM  

lawboy87: Had some contact with Jean Kasem for about a week or so when she was filming a movie in D.C.  They were filming on a college campus and the particular building where most of the interior scenes were being filmed happened to be where my wife's office was located. (She was on faculty at the college)

First day the crew arrives and starts setting up, my wife walks into her office to discover Jean Kasem (without permission or asking anyone) had holed up in her office and was on her phone, with her belongings spread out all over the place.  I wasn't present, but knowing my ex-wife, I'm fairly certain that Jean got an earful as my then wife was incredibly PO'd and called me a few minutes after the incident still fuming about this impertinent beyotch.

By the end of the week, the story had gotten around to cast and crew and several of them brought my wife breakfast and lunches from the craft table, just to talk to the woman who had told Jean Kasem off.  She was absolutely despised by the crew apparently and by Thursday, wouldn't even come out of her trailer.  By the time Casey had sent a limo to pick her up two days before shooting ended, when she got in the car a cheer erupted from the crew who were glad to see her go bye-bye.

BTW, it was one of the worst movies I have ever had the displeasure of viewing.  I can't even remember the title with accuracy, but I remember its "Star" was Richard Dreyfuss's nephew and it had Elliot and PhD in the title.

The fact that she appears to be the same shrew and crazy person she was some 25+ years ago doesn't really surprise me now.




Elliot Fauman, Ph.D
 
2014-07-19 11:34:37 AM  
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Maybe she ate him.
 
2014-07-19 11:45:33 AM  

Katie98_KT: What the hell? Who is THAT crazy?


Not so much "crazy" as "evil". The daughter had conservatorship, the wife wanted dough. Fought bitterly in court while he was alive, so the wife schlepped him, while he was still alive but suffering, to Washington for control. He died up here, and the wife's been farking with the kids (and his corpse) for over a month since his death.

The part that I find both confusing and infuriating is that the funeral home appears somehow complicit:

Candace Corkum at the Gaffney Funeral Home in Tacoma, Washington, confirmed that the facility had been in possession of Casey Kasem's body, but said that it was no longer in their care. She could not provide information about the circumstances in which his body was removed from the funeral home.

How do you get away with saying "yeah, we had his corpse, but, it's gone now - huh. Isn't that a corker?"
 
2014-07-19 11:50:23 AM  

uber humper: His daughter has (or had)  a radio with Nikki Sixx, has she been talking about any of this on the the show?


I tuned into his show the one night via TuneIn and I don't think she was on.
 
2014-07-19 12:00:38 PM  

FormlessOne: How do you get away with saying "yeah, we had his corpse, but, it's gone now - huh. Isn't that a corker?"


I don't know, isn't that how funeral homes are supposed to work? They are to take charge of the body and make sure that it isn't released just anywhere, but if she's the person in charge of it (and she clearly was), then they release it to her and it's none of their business what she does with it. There might even be some privacy rules about it.

Or are there laws about disposal of bodies that funeral homes are supposed to make sure are followed? I don't know, but it seems like if you're the person who is supposed to get the body, and you come and get it, then their job has been done.
 
2014-07-19 12:10:36 PM  
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Yoiks!
 
2014-07-19 12:22:01 PM  

bluorangefyre: uber humper: His daughter has (or had)  a radio with Nikki Sixx, has she been talking about any of this on the the show?

I tuned into his show the one night via TuneIn and I don't think she was on.


She did back when Casey was alive. She left toward the end to help in the court battles more.
 
2014-07-19 12:30:10 PM  
I just hope the lady isn't planning on an improptu Viking funeral.
 
2014-07-19 12:50:05 PM  
This story doesn't mention that an autopsy is planned to see if the wife contributed to an early death.
 
2014-07-19 01:05:05 PM  

shanrick: Maybe she ate him.


That wasn't the picture I was supposed to see! Goddamn can someone use their farking head around here? Get Drew on the phone!
 
2014-07-19 02:04:01 PM  

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Yoiks!


Zoinks!
 
2014-07-19 02:25:13 PM  

cryinoutloud: FormlessOne: How do you get away with saying "yeah, we had his corpse, but, it's gone now - huh. Isn't that a corker?"

I don't know, isn't that how funeral homes are supposed to work? They are to take charge of the body and make sure that it isn't released just anywhere, but if she's the person in charge of it (and she clearly was), then they release it to her and it's none of their business what she does with it. There might even be some privacy rules about it.

Or are there laws about disposal of bodies that funeral homes are supposed to make sure are followed? I don't know, but it seems like if you're the person who is supposed to get the body, and you come and get it, then their job has been done.


There should be a record. I've always had to sign a body in and out of a morgue and out of a funeral home (never in, oddly enough).
The funeral homes I deal with are nefarious (one owes my boss $5,000.00) but no more so than usual. I'm not entirely sure the 'Blacksmith's Code' applies to them.

they honor and protect money
 
2014-07-19 03:25:31 PM  

uber humper: His daughter has (or had)  a radio with Nikki Sixx, has she been talking about any of this on the the show?


I heard her on KFI a few days ago filling in for Tim Conway Jr.  She was talking about the whole thing with her dad and her psycho stepmom.  She said Jean asked them all to sign an agreement to visit Casey under her terms, which included the presence of an armed guards who took notes on what they said.  Her sister signed it but she refused.
 
2014-07-19 04:24:18 PM  

Dear Jerk: This story doesn't mention that an autopsy is planned to see if the wife contributed to an early death.


I hear the kids were trying to get an autopsy but the wife wanted to grab the body and cremate it.

There's some messed up shiat going on.
 
2014-07-19 05:02:20 PM  
Spare Me

Having just undergone a situation where I was working as the next of kin guardian of a second cousin who had no remaining living relatives closer than me, let me say that it's not that easy to get a cremation if there is ANY question regarding the circumstances surrounding a death.  My 73 yr old "cousin" was mentally and physically disabled, lived in a group home where he received constant monitoring and medical check ups.  He became ill and was sent to two different hospitals for the last 2 wks of his life, being treated for a massive infection which caused every organ in his body to shut down.

He passed on July 3 and it wasn't until July 14th before all the paperwork was completed to the satisfaction of the State Medical Examiner's Office and they signed off on the cremation.  This, even though it was pretty obvious that no hanky-panky or criminal activity surrounded his death as his hospital records would have shown.  But it really was a dot the i's and cross the t's type approach.

I can't imagine here, where Jean is arguably taking the body to avoid any autopsy or testing, that any Medical Examiner's Office will supply the authority to undertake a cremation.  Her behavior alone is enough to draw scrutiny to this case and I would imagine that LE (or his children) are probably taking steps to secure a court order to prevent such a cremation under the circumstances.
 
2014-07-19 05:26:30 PM  
JINKIES! :-(
 
2014-07-19 05:40:13 PM  

lawboy87: Her behavior alone is enough to draw scrutiny to this case and I would imagine that LE (or his children) are probably taking steps to secure a court order to prevent such a cremation under the circumstances.


That's the thing, though - we found out that the body was missing because they attempted to serve said restraining order to the funeral home. Jean keeps insisting the body isn't missing (I suspect a semantic dodge - if she knows where it is, and she's the custodian, well, it's not "missing" per se) even as the funeral home insists that his body isn't there any longer and that they're no longer responsible for its care.

Someone's running a line of shiat, basically, and while it's most likely Jean, the funeral home's actions haven't exactly cleared it.
 
2014-07-19 06:05:08 PM  

FormlessOne: lawboy87: Her behavior alone is enough to draw scrutiny to this case and I would imagine that LE (or his children) are probably taking steps to secure a court order to prevent such a cremation under the circumstances.

That's the thing, though - we found out that the body was missing because they attempted to serve said restraining order to the funeral home. Jean keeps insisting the body isn't missing (I suspect a semantic dodge - if she knows where it is, and she's the custodian, well, it's not "missing" per se) even as the funeral home insists that his body isn't there any longer and that they're no longer responsible for its care.

Someone's running a line of shiat, basically, and while it's most likely Jean, the funeral home's actions haven't exactly cleared it.


I've heard that Jean "took" the body the day before a judge ordered the autopsy but for some reason it being missing has just come to light. So t it seems that particular funeral home is in the clear.

Kasem was a personal hero of Ryan Seacrest.
Doesn't Ryan collect music memorabilia?
 
2014-07-20 11:11:55 AM  
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2014-07-20 08:34:09 PM  

Spare Me: Dear Jerk: This story doesn't mention that an autopsy is planned to see if the wife contributed to an early death.

I hear the kids were trying to get an autopsy but the wife wanted to grab the body and cremate it.

There's some messed up shiat going on.


I wonder how much of his dementia was naturally occurring, or if he was helped out with that too.
 
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