Lotto Winner’s Body Autopsied

    Workers at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, place the body of Urooj Khan into a hearse after it was exhumed for an autopsy to help solve the mystery surrounding his death. Khan, 46, who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery, died in July as he was about to collect $425,000 in winnings. His death was initially ruled a result of natural causes, but a relative pressed for a deeper look and his death was reclassified as a homicide.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Khan exhumed on Friday. (M. Spencer Green/AP)

    The body of poisoned lotto winner Urooj Khan has finally been autopsied, as medical examiners attempt to discover whether the Chicago man swallowed, inhaled, or was injected with the cyanide that killed him. Khan, a 46-year-old Indian immigrant, died suddenly last summer, not long after winning Illinois’s million-dollar lottery jackpot. It took “a couple hours” just to remove Khan’s body, which was—in the Muslim tradition—wrapped in a shroud, unembalmed, in a wooden coffin inside a cement vault, for the autopsy Saturday morning. Results not expected for another two to three weeks.

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