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DIG up Casey Kasem! That’s the desperate plea made by close friends and fam­ily mem­bers of Amer­ica’s most beloved ra­dio DJ — who be­lieve his 2014 death was due to foul play! Now po­lice have re­opened the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the 82-year-old’s demise, reignit­ing the ugly feud that has raged since his chil­dren ac­cused his much-younger wife, Jean, of abus­ing Casey in his fi­nal days.

“Jean mur­dered my fa­ther!” charged Casey’s daugh­ter Kerri Kasem. “What she did led to his death!”

But Jean — an ac­tress best known for her role as ditzy Loretta Tortelli on “Cheers” — has blamed Casey’s three chil­dren from his first wife for his death.

“THEY killed my hus­band!” Jean charged. “They killed their fa­ther!”

Jean, 64, took Casey from his Santa Mon­ica nurs­ing home in May 2014 and whisked him away to a friend’s home in Sil­verdale, Wash.

Just weeks later, the “Amer­i­can Top 40” ra­dio host ex­pired at a nearby hos­pi­tal from sep­sis, UTI and staph. Kerri has also charged that Jean carted her fa­ther’s

body off to Nor­way to be buried with­out his fam­ily’s knowl­edge or con­sent — and refused to have it em­balmed to cover up her al­leged abuses!

“She didn’t want to have his body pre­served!” cried Kerri, who’s since founded the Kasem Cares Foun­da­tion to fight for ac­cess to an ail­ing par­ent when un­der the care of an un­co­op­er­a­tive spouse or sib­ling.

But Jean has claimed she took Casey to

Washington to “pro­tect him” from his fam­ily who wanted to take him off life sup­port.

De­spite that, one top in­ves­ti­ga­tor ques­tioned Jean’s mo­tives.

“Why would his wife move him out of a med­i­cal fa­cil­ity and into a house?” said New York pri­vate de­tec­tive Vin­cent Parco.

“And why haul his body off to Nor­way to be buried un­less she had some­thing to hide? “They’re def­i­nitely go­ing to tar­get the wife if there are any signs of homi­cide on the ex­humed body.”

De­spite those ques­tions, Jean was the one who shock­ingly pres­sured cops to re­open the in­ves­ti­ga­tion! Kerri, her brother, Mike, and sis­ter, Julie, filed a wrong­ful death suit against Jean, who coun­ter­sued — with both sides cit­ing “cru­elty and ne­glect.”

“The only thing she ever wanted from my dad was his money,” Kerri claimed.

Casey’s es­tate was worth be­tween $80 mil­lion and

$100 mil­lion when he died, and Jean re­tained le­gal rights over his re­mains. That al­lowed her to bury Casey’s body in Oslo.

“It is as if all this woman cares about is keep­ing his body from his chil­dren,” in­ves­ti­ga­tor Logan Clarke told The ENQUIRER.

Now Kerri is de­ter­mined to have her fa­ther’s body ex­humed to prove Jean’s abuse caused his death.

“I still plan to bury my fa­ther in Los Angeles where he wanted to be buried ... I have not given up!” Kerri told The ENQUIRER.


Jean in­sists she didn’t cause her hubby’s death Daugh­ter Kerri Kasem The beloved DJ died in2014

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