The lottery poisoning mystery has yet to iron itself out but investigators are hoping for more answers soon. On Jan. 11, CNN reported that the body of Urooj Khan is set to be exhumed after a toxicology report showed that he had cyanide in his system -- which suggests that he was somehow poisoned. While Khan's death was initially thought to be "natural," the toxicology report has suggested that he was murdered. Well, those results and the suspicious timing of his death, of course.
"[The results] led us to issue an amended death certificate that (established) cyanide toxicity as the cause of death, and the manner of death as homicide," Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Steve Cina said Monday (via CNN).
The lottery poisoning mystery could become more clear if investigators are able to make any connections after Khan's body is further tested. Many believe that his family had some involvement in his death, but no one has been arrested just yet.
"We are investigating it as a murder, and we're working closely with the medical examiner's office," Chicago police spokeswoman Melissa Stratton said Monday (via CNN). Khan, 46, was found dead just one month after winning a $1 million lottery prize. He never got to spend the money, however, and many people are wondering just what happened to him.
The lottery poisoning mystery will be thoroughly investigated in the coming weeks.
© Effie Orfanides 2013