~li~ Investigators studying phone, texts and e-mail to determine her last contacts
She may have been dead for up to a week before police discovered body
Hans Kristian Rausing, 49, in secure medical facility receiving treatment
His father Hans built up a 5.4bn fortune with packaging firm Tetra Pak
Eva posted photos of her posing in a bikini on MySpace
Online ‘biography’ talks about her devotion to ‘loyal’ husband and 4 children
Discusses long history with drugs and how she had fallen ‘back into the same hole as before and been there for 7 years’
Talks of horoscope which warned her she’d have ‘ 7 bad years’ and her hopes for ’7 good years’ ahead
By Sam Greenhill , David Williams , Chris Greenwood and Christian Gysin
PUBLISHED: 10:43 EST, 10 July 2012
Detectives are hunting the dealer who sold the Class A drugs suspected of killing the wife of Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing, it emerged today.
Investigators are studying phone, text and email messages to establish who Eva Rausing contacted in the final days and hours before her death.
Meanwhile, Mr Rausing, 49, has been given more time to recover in a secure hospital after it emerged he may have lived with his wife’s body in their Belgravia mansion for a week or more.
When he is considered well enough to be interviewed, he may be questioned about the offence of concealing his wife’s body.
Despite living in a 15million home, the couple – who had fought a long battle against addiction to hard drugs – had become increasingly reclusive, confining themselves to two squalid rooms.
Details of the extraordinary and tragic lifestyle of one of Britain’s richest couples emerged as ScotlandYard continued to investigate the ‘unexplained death’ of 48-year-old Mrs Rausing.
Investigators now believe the American wife of the 49-year-old heir to the 4.5billion Tetra Pak drinks carton fortune may have been dead for several days in an upstairs bedroom of the house before being discovered by police.
Officers are studying phone, text and email messages to see when she last used them and CCTV security footage to try to discover whether Mr Rausing spent time in the house during theperiod his wife was dead.
One friend who claimed to have recently visited the Cadogan Place address said the couple have been living virtually in two rooms which he described as a ‘drugs den’. Much of the sprawling house, he said, was ‘unused’.
He added: ‘It was total squalor. Really messy. You wouldn’t believe they were billionaires. It shows the effects of drugs.
‘They couldn’t look after themselves or their house. They only used two rooms despite having dozens. It’s very sad indeed.’
By david wilkes
Eva Rausing’s postings on MySpace and Facebook will be examined by police for clues to her state of mind and her death.
In one entry on the MySpace social networking website, she describes how she ‘fell into a hole’ of serious drug addiction.
And photos she put online give an insight into her mind and mood swings in the years she battled her problems.
In one photo she poses on the balcony of what she called a ‘posh hotel’ dressed in a sky blue kaftan, high heels and sunglasses, as the sun sets gently behind her.
Another picture shows the American in a bikini with hair dripping wet – captioned: ‘Should have dried my hair first! Me on holiday!’ – while a third is of her with skeletal arms wearing an immaculate sleeveless evening dress, bedecked in jewels and captioned amusingly: ‘Me in my casual day wear!’
The MySpace posting shows how, trapped in a twilight world of drug addiction, she had desperately clung to the one faint trace of hope she could find.
‘I once read that I would have 7 bad years (I don’t normally believe in hocus pocus horoscopes) but so far it has been right, and I’m hoping for 7 good years starting 2007,’ she wrote.
But months later, in April 2008, Mrs Rausing was arrested after trying to smuggle wraps of heroin and crack cocaine into a function at the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square.
When police searched the home she and her husband shared in Cadogan Place they found more heroin and crack cocaine, as well as 2,000 of pure cocaine.
Both accepted a conditional discharge. But their drug habits, so long a closely guarded secret, were now public knowledge.
And it would have been clear to anyone who stumbled across her MySpace page that all was not well in her world –and had not been for two decades.
Hinting that her struggle with addiction began when she went to university in California as a teenager,she said: ‘I had a good time – too good, as I dropped out and did not go back to university until the grand old age of 24. Which leaves some troubled years in between.
‘Thebeginning was fun, the ending not so fun. I was lucky to have a loving supportive family who stood by me, though I didn’t always see it that way at the time.’
She cleaned up her act, she said, ‘became a good girl, if maybe a little boring, got a degree in economics’ and then got married.
She does not name her husband on MySpace or reveal he is the Tetra Pak heir (although she does list her income as ‘$250,000 and Higher’).
‘All very predictable for next few years – produced 4 sprogs one after another, girl, boy, girl, boy. I suppose they are my greatest achievements,’ she said.
‘I don’t work, but probably should. Or at least think of a constructive way of using my time, enlarging my life. I fell back into the same hole as before and have been there for nearly 7 years.’
She added: ‘I’m still married, amazingly, to a very kind, patient and loyal husband. I’m very lucky that he has stuck with me – many would have not.’
As for friends, ‘for various reasons’ she has been seeing ‘less and less of them’.