Five months after Casey Kasem passed away at age 82, a judge has ruled the radio personality's widow, Jean Kasem, may decide where her husband's body is laid to rest.
Following his death from sepsis on June 15, Casey's wife of 34 years flew her late husband's remains from Gig Harbor, Wash., to Montreal, Canada and then Oslo, Norway, where his body continues to be stored.
Since his death, Jean, 59, has been embattled with her three stepchildren over where the 'American Top 40' star should be buried.
Casey and Jean in November 2003. (Photo Credit: Getty)
Casey's three eldest children have requested their father's body be brought back to the U.S. from Norway and entombed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Burbank, Calif.
"Anybody who knows my dad knew he wanted to be buried in Forest Lawn," Casey's daughter Kerri, 42, told 'Closer.' "My father [had] never been to Norway!"
Though they have not been granted authority over Casey's remains, Kerri and her two siblings are reportedly still petitioning for Norway to deny Jean’s request to bury the famed DJ’s body in Oslo.
Casey with his children Mike, Kerri and Julie, in 2003. (Photo Credit: Getty)
Government officials told NBC News the judge will defer this subsequent decision until the Santa Monica police investigation surrounding elder abuse allegations against Jean is completed.
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“We are doing something to stop her. Justice needs to be served!” Kerri exclusively revealed to 'Closer' in August 2014, claiming her stepmom is “just trying to hide my father’s body from authorities because of the ongoing elder abuse investigation.”
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