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Body of poisoned lottery winner reburied Monday after exhumation

CHICAGO – The body of a Chicago man who died of cyanide poisoning last summer after winning a million-dollar lottery was laid to rest again Monday afternoon, three days after his remains were exhumed for an autopsy as part of a homicide investigation.

A crew of a half dozen workers moved Urooj Khan’s body on a gurney from the back of a white minivan underneath a tent at his grave site in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago. The body was then lowered back into the ground.

After Khan’s body was exhumed on Friday, an autopsy was performed for evidence that could aid in the homicide investigation. At the time Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina said it could take several weeks for the tests to be completed.

Khan’s brother-in-law, Mohammed Zaman, said he hopes the autopsy sheds more light on his brother-in-law’s death.

“It’s very hard for the family,” Zaman said of the exhumation and reburial. “But it’s the only way to find out what happened to him.”


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