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Eva Rausing Found Dead

posted 10 Jul 2012, 09:03 by Mpelembe   [ updated 10 Jul 2012, 18:05 ]

Eva Rausing, a member of the family behind the Tetra Pak drinks carton empire and one of the richest women in Britain thought to be dead. British police holding man.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 10, 2012) (BBC-ITN HELICOPTER) - British police were questioning a man at a south London police station on Tuesday (July 10) about the death of a woman thought to be Eva Rausing, a member of the family behind the Tetra Pak drinks carton empire and one of the richest women in Britain, sources said.

Police said that a body was found at an address in London on Monday (July 9) after a 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs.


The man was also arrested in connection with the death and is currently being held at a south London police station.


Eva Rausing's husband, Hans, stands to inherit the 5.4 billion pound business enterprise built by his Swedish father, also named Hans.


British police said the death was being treated as unexplained.


In 2008 the couple were in trouble with the police over drugs but the prosecution was formally discontinued.


At that time, Eva Rausing's husband, then 45, was charged with drugs offences after police found crack cocaine, cocaine and heroin during a search of his home.


After lengthy discussions between his legal team and prosecutors, he accepted a conditional police caution instead.


The couple had been arrested the previous April after Eva Rausing was caught with drugs as she tried to enter the US Embassy in London.

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