Autopsy's Goal: How Did Lotto Winner Ingest Poison?

Authorities looking for more evidence on Urooj Khan's death

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 18, 2013 9:06 AM CST

(Newser) – The body of a Chicago man poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery will be exhumed as authorities try to figure out exactly how he died. The Cook County medical examiner plans to exhume the body of Urooj Khan this morning from a Chicago cemetery. Authorities hope a forensic autopsy will produce more evidence and tests on Khan's organs may determine whether the poison was swallowed, inhaled, or injected.

Khan died in July as he was about to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. His death was initially ruled a result of natural causes, but a relative pressed for a deeper look. Full toxicology results revealed in November that Khan was poisoned, and his death was reclassified a homicide. The medical examiner expects to finish the autopsy today. Click for more on the case.

This undated photo provided by the Illinois Lottery shows Urooj Khan, 46, of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, posing with a winning lottery ticket.   (AP Photo/Illinois Lottery)
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