Officials to discuss poisoned lotto winner autopsy
March 1, 2013
CHICAGO (AP)- A medical examiner is expected to announce results Friday of an autopsy on the exhumed remains of a Chicago man poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery.
Authorities initially ruled that Urooj Khan's death in July was the result of natural causes and only performed an external exam. When his brother came forward days later with suspicions, a full toxicology screen was done on fluids that had been drawn before Khan's burial.
Results showed Khan had been poisoned with cyanide and his death was reclassified a homicide.
Khan's body was exhumed in January so pathologists could collect tissue samples.
The intention was to gather more data to be presented in court should the case go to trial. They also hoped to learn how Khan ingested the poison.