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Kasem children worry after reports body could be moved to Europe, publicist says

Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, appears in Kitsap County Superior Court, along with Casey Kasem's wife Jean Kasem, second from left, and their attorneys Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. A publicist says Kasem's children were discussing their options after reports Jean Kasem was making arrangements to have his body flown to Europe. Kasem died in June.
Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, appears in Kitsap County Superior Court, along with Casey Kasem's wife Jean Kasem, second from left, and their attorneys Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. A publicist says Kasem's children were discussing their options after reports Jean Kasem was making arrangements to have his body flown to Europe. Kasem died in June.
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Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, appears in Kitsap County Superior Court, along with Casey Kasem's wife Jean Kasem, second from left, and their attorneys Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. A publicist says Kasem's children were discussing their options after reports Jean Kasem was making arrangements to have his body flown to Europe. Kasem died in June.
File: Radio personality Casey Kasem (c) and his children Mike and Kerri arrive at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles.
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Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, appears in Kitsap County Superior Court, along with Casey Kasem's wife Jean Kasem, second from left, and their attorneys Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. A publicist says Kasem's children were discussing their options after reports Jean Kasem was making arrangements to have his body flown to Europe. Kasem died in June.
In this May 30, 2014 file photo, Jean Kasem, right, the wife of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, appears in Kitsap County Superior Court, with her attorney Joel Paget, left, in Port Orchard, Wash.
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Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, appears in Kitsap County Superior Court, along with Casey Kasem's wife Jean Kasem, second from left, and their attorneys Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. A publicist says Kasem's children were discussing their options after reports Jean Kasem was making arrangements to have his body flown to Europe. Kasem died in June.
Seen here in 2003, Casey Kasem spent much of a long career making music listening less lonely.
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A publicist for Casey Kasem's daughter says the late radio personality's children are working with law enforcement following a report that Kasem's wife is making arrangements to have Kasem's body flown to Europe.

Danny Deraney, a publicist for Kasem's daughter Kerri, told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday that Kasem's children are discussing their next steps with authorities.

Kasem, the radio host of "American Top 40," died June 15 at a hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82 and suffering from dementia. His death followed a lengthy battle over his care between his wife Jean Kasem and his three adult children from his first marriage.

TMZ reports that Jean Kasem is trying to have Kasem's body flown to Europe, perhaps Oslo, Norway, from Montreal. Teruyuki Olsen, a lawyer for Kasem's wife, said he had no comment.