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