Rausing to face charges over wife’s death

The husband of dead millionairess Eva Rausing was last night charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of her body.

Police discovered her body after they arrested her husband Hans Rausing – heir to the Tetra Pak billions – after stopping him on suspicion of driving offences last Monday.

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Mrs Rausing, one of Britain’s richest women, was found dead in the opulent Cadogan Place house in London’s Chelsea which she shared with her husband. According to some reports she had been dead for four weeks

Rausing, 49, will appear at West London Magistrates’ Court today.

Meanwhile, his wife’s family announced they were planning to launch a foundation in her memory to help drug addicts. Her parents Tom and Nancy Kemeny said: “Eva would have wanted the memory of her life to be used to benefit others facing similar addiction challenges in their lives.”