Urooj Khan's luckiest day in his life turned out to be a terrible misfortune, and now police are looking for more answers. Just a day after the lottery issued Khan a check for $425,000 for his winning scratch off ticket, he passed away from what was ruled as death by cyanide poisoning.
According to FOX News, Khan's body was exhumed today, Friday, Jan. 18 for an autopsy that authorities hope will help solve the mystery surrounding his death.
FOX reports, "examiners will take blood, tissue, bone, hair and nail samples. They'll also examine the lungs, liver, spleen and contents of the stomach and intestines. Paleologos said tests on Khan's organs also may determine whether the poison was swallowed, inhaled or injected."
Full toxicology results revealed back in November that Khan was poisoned. His death was later reclassified a homicide.
The autopsy is expected to be finished by Friday afternoon, but the results may take two to three weeks to be determined.
The 46 year old Khan died in July as he was about to collect his lottery winnings.