Skooter reporting 07/18/12
The heir to the Tetra Pak fortune, Billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing, was charged Tuesday for preventing the lawful and decent burial of his US-born wife Eva, London police said.
The body of Eva Rausing was found at the couple’s home in London’s plush district last week after they detained her husband over drugs charges. Police said, Rausing will appear in custody at West London Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
At the opening of an investigation into Eva’s death on Friday, Scotland Yard detective Sharon Marman said Hans Kristian Rausing, 49, was under medical supervision and detectives had not been able to question him.
Police had stopped Rausing’s car in south London on suspicion he was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and even discovered a small amount of drugs, Marman said.
An autopsy examination was performed and proved questionable and further test results are awaited, Marman said.
The Rausing family is the 12th richest in Britain, worth £4.3 billion ($6.7 billion, 5.4 billion euros), according to The Sunday Times newspaper's Rich List 2012. The couple were philanthropist but had well-publicized drug problems. They have four teenage children.
Rausing’s father Hans, 86, lives with his wife Marit on a vast estate in Sussex, southeast England. He developed the Tetra Pak business founded in 1944 that revolutionized the packaging of food and drink.