Autopsy scheduled today for poisoned lottery winner

The body of a lottery winner who was poisoned was exhumed today.

Urooj Khan, 46, died in July after winning a million dollars.

That ticket was worth $425,000 in a lump sum payout.

An autopsy last summer ruled he died of natural causes, but toxicology tests performed at the request of a relative, found cyanide in his system.

Experts say a capsule full of cyanide can kill someone in under two hours.

Khan’s wife and father-in-law have been questioned, but no charges have been filed.

The exhumation of Khan’s remains began at 7 a.m. Friday, at Rosehill Cemetery on Chicago’s North Side.

An autopsy on his body will be performed Friday afternoon.

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