Exhumation of Illinois lottery winner begins
A crew works on exhuming the body of Urooj Khan from a Chicago cemetery Friday morning.
January 18th, 2013
09:15 AM ET

Exhumation of Illinois lottery winner begins

Workers have begun the process of exhuming the body of an Illinois lottery winner who authorities believe was poisoned.

A crew is digging at the north-side Chicago gravesite of Urooj Khan, whose July death at age 46 came one month after he became a $1 million winner on an Illinois lottery scratch ticket.

Investigators initially ruled Khan's manner of death natural, and Khan was buried. But after being prompted by a relative, the medical examiner's office in Cook County, Illinois, did more in-depth toxicology tests on the blood that the office had, and eventually determined there was a lethal amount of cyanide in Khan's system.

Police are now investigating Khan's death as a murder, and they want to use the exhumation to determine how the cyanide entered Khan's system. No arrests have been made in the case.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. GOP = Greed Over People (party)

    They killed dude for the money.

    January 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Babble

    po' man didnt understand "no return policy" on an ole bag...

    January 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lmao @ Rascal, how do you know it was an *old bag* it mighta been a new one?

    January 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LizzyV

    Cherchez la femme:-)

    January 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ConspiracyTheoryofOBAMA2.0

    For every claimed felony drone attack in ANY country not belonging to the drinking Bales- 100 hundred failed psychological events among the rich or poor the same: every politician loves drama: drama makes money $$$ > let the drama roll.
    A friend says its Karma- but I say she is missing the point completely.

    January 21, 2013 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cindy

    People will do anything for money.

    January 22, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |