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The Fight Isn’t Over – Casey Kasem Has Yet To Be Buried Because Wife Arranged Private Autopsy After He Died – Family Battle Wages On

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Jul. 16 2014, Published 9:24 p.m. ET

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Although Casey Kasem died a month ago, he still hasn’t been buried yet, the Daily News is reporting. The iconic radio host remains above ground in part because his wife arranged for a private autopsy amid claims of elder abuse, a source told the publication.

Jean Kasem paid for the autopsy after her husband died in the hospital. He was then transferred to a morgue in Washington state where he allegedly remains today. His daughter Kerri Kasem filed a police report shortly after his death claiming her estranged stepmother negatively affected his health by removing him from a nursing home prematurely.

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The Santa Monica, Calif. police, the department that Kerri filed her report to, reportedly know about the private autopsy but are working with Washington state authorities to schedule a state-authorized autopsy.

“Investigators are working with Adult Protective Services, and they want an unbiased autopsy they can rely on,” the source said.

About a year before he passed away, a bitter family feud outshone the “American Top 40” host’s final days, as his children accused his wife of blocking visitation after he lost his ability to walk and speak.

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Since then, the family battled back-and-forth over Casey’s care. Ultimately his wife disconnected her husband’s feeding tube in the middle of the night to transport him back to a private residence, even though doctors warned he could die.

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