One Of Britain’s Richest Men Is Now A Suspect In Wife's Mysterious Death
Jul 11, 2012 16:08
Hans Kristian Rausing, the heir to the £5.4 billion Tetra Pak fortune, has reportedly been detained by the police following the mysterious death of his wife. The couple had been married for the last 20 years.
According to reports, Hans was initially arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was spotted driving erratically in South London on Monday and was found to be carrying Class A drugs. When police paid a visit to their £70 million London home to look for more evidence, they discovered his wife Eva’s body in a bedroom.
Rausing was taken to hospital after being questioned by Scotland Yard detectives. His father, a Swedish packaging billionaire also called Hans, built up a £5.4bn fortune with packaging firm Tetra Pak. A post mortem examination was carried out yesterday afternoon but failed
to find the cause of death. Further toxicology tests will take place to
determine whether drugs or alcohol were responsible for Eva's untimely
This isn't the first time that drugs have been linked to the couple. Back in 2008, Hans was charged with drugs offences after police found crack cocaine, cocaine and heroin during a search of his home. His wife was also caught trying to smuggle heroin and crack into a function at the American Embassy in London.