Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing's wife Eva 'found in sealed bin bags'Reported by Metro.co.uk on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 (on July 17, 2012)
*Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing has been granted conditional bail after a court heard how his wife Eva was found in bin bags sealed up with gaffer tape at the couple's London home last week.*
Hans Kristian Rausing arrives at court having been charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of his wife Eva (Picture: PA)
The 49-year-old, whose family were behind the £4.5billion packaging empire, appeared briefly at West London Magistrates’ Court speaking only to confirm his name, age and address.
He was charged with preventing the lawful burial of his wife and granted conditional bail to appear again at Isleworth Crown Court on July 26.
District judge James Henderson told him: 'I grant you bail on two conditions.
'The first is that you must reside at the Capio Nightingale Hospital and that you live there and sleep there overnight, and you do not leave that hospital unless you are accompanied by a member of hospital staff.'
Mr Rausing was pulled over by police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, with a search of the couple's Chelsea home later finding his wife's remains underneath layers of clothes and bin bags, the court was told.
Eva Rausing, seen here on her wedding day, died of a suspected overdose (Picture: PA)
Mrs Rausing’s family recently spoke of the ‘beautiful and generous’ daughter they had lost.
Her father Tom Kemeny said her death was a ‘stark reminder that the illness of addiction knows no social class or gender’.
He revealed that before she died her main concern was for her husband.
She had returned to London to try convince him to return with her to California, where she had been undergoing treatment for her drug addiction.
Mr Kemeny said they were a ‘devoted and loving couple’ during their 21-year relationship.
Mr Rausing allegedly lived with his dead wife for more than a week (Picture: Reuters)
He added: ‘They bravely battled their demons and supported each other. Eva will be a devastating loss to our beloved “son” Hans Kristian, whom we love unconditionally with all our hearts.’
Mr Kemeny believed his daughter started experimenting with drugs in her late teens but later became involved with charities that helped addicts.
‘Eva played a pivotal part in her life-long vocation in helping those with drug addiction,' he added.
A post-mortem examination last week failed to establish a formal cause of death.
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