Lottery winner's body likely exhumed next week

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County medical examiner's office says it will likely be the end of next week before the exhumation of the body of a Chicago lottery winner.

Urooj (oo-ROOJ') Khan was fatally poisoned with cyanide just as he was about to collect his $425,000 payout. Medical examiner spokeswoman Mary Paleologos (PAY'-lee-oh-low-gohs) said Friday that there's no fixed date yet for Khan's exhumation. Earlier Friday a judge approved the request to unearth Urooj Khan's body in investigator's search for additional clues.

Paleologos says a full autopsy would most likely be conducted the day after the exhumation and Khan's body would be reburied quickly after that's done. Final results would be released after about two weeks.

She says the original funeral director would attend the exhumation to verify the remains are Khan.

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