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TetraPak heir’s wife found dead in London

Eva Rausing, one of Britain's richest women, was found dead in her west London home and a man has been arrested in connection with her death, British police has said.

Her husband, Hans Kristian Rausing, has been arrested in connection to suspected drug crimes and police want to question him about the circumstances of his wife’s death. He is currently receiving medical treatment in a London hospital. Police have not indicated that Eva Rausing’s death was a result of foul play or that a crime was committed. US-born Eva Rausing, 48, and her husband were wealthy philanthropists who have both waged a long battle against drug addiction.

They were arrested on drug charges in 2008 after Eva Rausing was caught trying to smuggle crack cocaine and heroin into the US Embassy in London in her handbag.

Hans Kristian Rausing, 49, is an heir to the Tetra Pak fortune his father built as a globally successful manufacturer of laminated cardboard drink containers.

Police found Eva Rausing dead at her multimillion-pound London home on Monday. Initial post-mortem examinations on Tuesday failed to establish a formal cause of her death.

The Metropolitan Police said officers arrested a 49-year-old man Monday in connection with the case. They said they arrested the man on suspicion of drug possession, and that a subsequent search of an address in London’s upmarket Belgravia neighborhood related to that arrest led to the discovery of Eva Rausing’s body later that day.
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