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Pathologists obtain samples from exhumed lottery winner

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Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina speaks at a news conference Friday in Chicago regarding the exhumation of Urooj Khan, 46, who died in July of cyanide poisoning after winning the lottery.

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Urooj Khan, 46, of Chicago, poses with a winning lottery ticket. Khan died from cyanide poisoning in July shortly before collecting $425,000 in winnings.

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Workers at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago place the body of Urooj Khan into a hearse after it was exhumed Friday for an autopsy to help solve the mystery surrounding his death.

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The medical examiner helping investigate a Chicago man's cyanide poisoning says pathologists have been able to get samples from the man's exhumed remains. Dr. Stephen Cina said at a news conference Friday that the remains of Urooj Khan were in an advanced state of decomposition. But Cina says pathologists were able to obtain samples from most major organs as well as the man's hair and fingernails. Final results from autopsy won't be complete for a few weeks.
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    • Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina speaks at a news conference Friday in Chicago regarding the exhumation of Urooj Khan, 46, who died in July of cyanide poisoning after winning the lottery.
    • Urooj Khan, 46, of Chicago, poses with a winning lottery ticket. Khan died from cyanide poisoning in July shortly before collecting $425,000 in winnings.
    • Workers at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago place the body of Urooj Khan into a hearse after it was exhumed Friday for an autopsy to help solve the mystery surrounding his death.
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