Billionaire Hans Kristain Rausing Investigated in Wife’s death
Jul 11, 2012 04:16 PM EDT
Hans Kristain Rausing, son of a Swedish billionaire, was arrested on Monday on drug charges. Upon his arrest the body of his American-born wife Eva Rausing was discovered. The cause of death has yet to be announced. In a report Wednesday, police say that the post-mortem report failed to reveal a certain cause of death.
Meanwhile, her husband was questioned today's on his wife's whereabouts. The police discovered after they arrested Hans on drug charges. Both husband and wife have had a long struggle with drug abuse. Eva, 48, was arrested in 2008 for smuggling cocaine and heroin into the U.S. Embassy in London. Later police found more drugs in their home and arrested Hans as well.
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"It's very clear to us Eva had her own problems with drugs and drugs misuse," the head of an anti-drug organization told CNN News.
The couple was very active in various charity projects, particularly in philanthropy regarding children with drug and substance abuse problems.
The parents of Eva released a statement: "During her short lifetime she made a huge philanthropic impact, supporting a large number of charitable causes, not only financially, but using her own personal experiences...She bravely fought her health issues for many years," as reported by Huffington Post.
Hans Rausling is heir to the international manufacturing company, the Tetra Pak, which produces laminated drink containers. He is 49. Reports suggest that he is still in police custody and is receiving medical attention there.