Chicago businessman Urooj Khan jumped for joy when he learned he had the winning numbers for a million-dollar lottery drawing last summer. Too bad he never had a chance to enjoy it. He was murdered days before he was going to receive the $425,000 lump-sum, after-tax winnings.
Originally, the 46-year-old’s death was ruled natural, due to hardening of the arteries. Later a family member — unidentified so far — raised suspicions with the police that led to testing blood and tissue samples. The results came back positive for cyanide. Police reclassified the death as a homicide.
Khan’s body was recently exhumed, several months after he was originally buried, so more testing could be done to help police learn more about his cause of death. So far, they haven’t named a suspect. However, Khan’s brother isn’t waiting for the police to do so. He’s already spoken out.
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