Heiress found dead after husband’s drug arrest

Body of Tetra Pak heiress found in London mansion

One of Britain’s richest men was arrested last night on suspicion of possessing drugs before police discovered his wife’s body in a search of his house.

Police found the body of Eva Rausing, 48, in an upstairs bedroom in their £6m Belgravia mansion.

Hans Rausing, heir to the £5.4bn Tetra Pak fortune, had allegedly been caught with drugs while drivingin South London earlier that day.

Forensic tests were carried out on Eva’s body. It’s speculated that she died of an overdose.

Her death comes four years after she was caught trying to smuggle crack and heroin into a party at the US Embassy.

Both she and her husband were charged after cocaine, crack and heroin were found. But police then let them avoid a trial for drug offences by giving them conditional cautions instead.

Both Eva and Hans had to sign up for four months’ rehab and undergo monthly drug testing.

Eva’s parents paid tribute to their daughter.

Tom and Nancy Kemeny said in a statement: ‘We and all of our family are deeply saddened by the death of our beloved daughter.

‘Eva was a devoted wife for 20 years and mother of four much-loved and wonderful children.

‘During her short lifetime she made a huge philanthropic impact, supporting a large number of charitable causes, not only financially, but using personal experiences.

‘She bravely fought her health issues for many years. The family is devastated.’

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