Lottery winner exhumed
Authorities on Friday exhumed the body of a Chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery in July and conducted an autopsy in the hopes that it will help solve the mystery surrounding his death. The body of Urooj Khan, 46, was exhumed from a cemetery Friday morning and placed inside a black hearse, which was escorted by four police cars to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Pathologists collected samples of hair, nails and most major body organs, as well as contents of the stomach, Medical Examiner Stephen Cina said.
Man steals dad’s body
A man accused of stealing his father’s body from a cemetery with the hope of bringing him back to life was charged Friday and ordered held on a $75,000 bond. Vincent Bright, 48, whom police say was keeping his father’s body in the basement freezer of his home, was charged with disinterment of a body. The crime is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
SAN ANDREAS, CALIF.
Burglar uses sauna
Authorities in Northern California say a man arrested in nothing but a trench coat and socks after a break-in told investigators he had been using the homeowner’s sauna. Calaveras County sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert London, 49, this week after they responded to a report of a burglary at a home in San Andreas. He pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of burglary and possession of stolen property. The homeowner said he discovered London going through his kitchen cabinets and chased him out the door. London told investigators he thought the house was vacant.
Former mayor charged
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city during Hurricane Katrina, was charged with taking part in a bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors said involved payments in cash, granite and trips to Hawaii. Nagin, 56, who was mayor from 2002 to 2010, took kickbacks for giving favorable treatment to city contractors, according to the 21-count indictment unsealed today in federal court in New Orleans.
Compiled from wire reports.