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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‚Äôs North Side.

An autopsy on his body will be performed Friday afternoon.

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3 Comments to “Autopsy scheduled today for poisoned lottery winner”

    jeff said:
    January 18, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    it always blood that takes something thats not theirs

      Mary Ann said:
      January 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      I don't think the wife did it, I believe the brother and his family are the greedy ones.

    J'accuse! said:
    January 18, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    cyanide can be easily purchased as home pest control in India – any of his next of kin been traveling recently?

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