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Puzzling cliffhanger in the case of a poisoned Chicago lottery winner

Puzzling cliffhanger in the case of a poisoned Chicago lottery winner

With his departure from office this week, a county medical examiner leaves behind a beguiling mystery set in motion more than three years ago with his sensational declaration that a Chicago businessman who had just won a $1 million lottery prize was poisoned by cyanide.

Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina's finding that Urooj Khan's death was a homicide led to the exhumation of his body, divided his family and drew flocks of international reporters to Chicago to cover the story.

Cina, whose last day in office was Sunday, told The Associated Press he had not heard so much as a peep from police since handing the case over to them in early...

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