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SHOTLIST:

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Chicago - Jan. 8

1. Illinois State Lottery Photo of Urooj Khan- Courtesy

2. MS of Dr. Stephen Cina looking through microscope

3. SOUNDBITE: Dr. Stephen Cina/Cook County Medical Examiner (Transcript Below)

4. MS of Dr. Stephen Cina looking through microscope

5. Illinois State Lottery Photo of Urooj Khan- Courtesy

6. SOUNDBITE: Dr. Stephen Cina/Cook County Medical Examiner (Transcript Below)

7. TS of Dr. Stephen Cina looking through microscope

8. MS of Dr. Stephen Cina looking through microscope

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

CHICAGO POLICE HAVE OPENED A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF UROOJ (OOH-ROUGE) KAHN AFTER MEDICAL EXAMINERS -- RESPONDING TO A RELATIVE'S PLEA --- CONDUCTED AN ADVANCED SCREENING -- AND FOUND THAT KAHN DIED OF CYANIDE POISONING.

SOUNDBITE: Dr. Stephen Cina/Cook County Medical Examiner:

"Being that it's an ongoing investigation with the police and the State Attorney, I'd rather not say which family member was involved. But they did relay significant concern to our doctor that this may have been something other than a natural death, and then we acted on that.

INITIALLY, KAHN'S DEATH DIDN'T APPEAR SUSPICIOUS -- AND NO AUTOPSY WAS DONE ON HIS BODY

LAST JUNE -- HE SCRATCHED OFF A WINNER IN THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY -- THEN DIED SUDDENLY JUST BEFORE HE COULD COLLECT HIS 425 THOUSAND DOLLAR WINNINGS.

SOUNDBITE: Dr. Stephen Cina/Cook County (Illinois) Medical Examiner:

"It's more common in fictional literature than it is in real life. Cases do pop up. I've had a cyanide suicide, probably about 20 years ago, that I wrote up as a case report. But, generally, cyanide poisonings in the United States are pretty unusual."

THE FULL RESULTS CAME BACK IN NOVEMBER -- AND AUTHORITIES WILL LIKELY EXHUME HIS BODY.

SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press

 

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