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Autopsy on exhumed Chicago lottery winner shows little


An autopsy on the exhumed body of a lottery winner who died after being poisoned with cyanide revealed little about how he died.

No cyanide was found in the tissue of Urooj Khan's body, but according to Cook County medical examiner Stephen Cina, that was most likely because the chemical breaks down quickly. Khan died last July but his body was exhumed in January to gather more evidence in case charges are filed.

Nothing was found in Khan's stomach, either, but his death is still being ruled a homicide because tests on fluids drawn from Khan prior to his burial showed he had been poisoned.

Originally, it was ruled that Khan died of natural causes, but after his brother raised questions, further testing was done.


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