The media in UK and U.S. gave Eva Rausing’s death intense coverage. With billionaire Hans Rausing involved and given his wife’s family connection to a wealthy Pepsi executive, the details of Eva’s death have sparked debates. Eva Rausing, Tetra Pak heir’s wife, was found dead in couple’s London home.
Perhaps many found the coverage Eva Rausing’s death was given in the media, a bit too much. But Eva Rausing’s death comes in a troubled context. Her 49-year-old husband was already arrested as police think he might have had something to do with his wife’s death. Moreover, sources say the billionaire might have spent up to a week with his dead wife in the house, without announcing the authorities.
Both Eva and Hans Rausing have a history with drug addiction. In fact, Eva Rausing was once busted trying to smuggle in the London American embassy crack cocaine and heroin worth up to $3,000. The couple barely avoided going to prison, but the judge sentenced them to four months in a drug rehabilitation program. Since 2008, the couple has become an important sponsor in drug charities.
Chances are drug abuse was somehow connected to Eva Rausing’s death. In a recent post, Eva hinted she was back to her old habits. “I fell back into the same hole as before”. Although autopsy results are still not in, it looks like Eva Rausing died of an overdose.
The Guardian writes that a 49-year-old man has been arrested in connection to Eva Rausing’s death. Although authorities avoided giving a name, the 49-year-old man is said by the media to be the billionaire Tetra Pak heir. “The man was later rearrested in connection with the death, which is being treated as ‘unexplained””.
The Daily Telegraph got news from an anonymous source that the billionaire heir might have lived with his dead wife in the house almost for a week. “Whether she had been dead for some time and the last sighting are part of the on-going investigation” reads the surprising statement.
Eva Rausing’s parents released a statement Tuesday night reading everybody in the family is “deeply saddened by the death of their beloved daughter, Eva Louise Rausing”. The statement also reads that “Eva was a devoted wife for twenty years and mother of four much loved and wonderful children”.