Police say Whitney Houston's body has been taken to a Los Angeles-area airport for a flight to New Jersey.
Houston was born in Newark, and her family raised the possibility of holding a funeral there Friday at an arena that seats about 18,000 people.
The 48-year-old pop star was found dead Saturday in a bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy Awards gala.
An autopsy was performed Sunday but a cause of death was pending toxicology results.
Police said her body was taken to Van Nuys Airport on Monday. The flight was expected to arrive in New Jersey in the evening.