In July, 2012, Mr. Urooj Khan, 46, hit the Ill. lottery for $425,000 after taxes. The lottery commission mailed him a check; but Khan died of cyanide poisoning before the check arrived. His death was eventually ruled a homicide.
Cina shared that the autopsy revealed no new clues into the death of Indian-born Urooj Khan.
Authorities stated originally back in July that Khan died from natural causes, which changed to a homicide ruling after Khan’s brother raised suspicions regarding the nature of his death.
Further tests were conducted; fluids drawn from Khan’s body before he was buried confirmed that the lottery winner had been poisoned.
The night before he died, Khan ate dinner with his wife, daughter and father-in-law at their house. Sometime that night, Khan awoke feeling ill.
Khan was taken to the hospital the next morning where he died.
If the police have a suspect in the cyanide poisoning death of the lottery winner, they’re not saying. Khan's death is still considered a homicide
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