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American Heiress Found Dead in London

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- One of Britain's richest men is being held by police in connection with the death of his American wife, who was found dead in the couple's London home.

Eva Rausing, 48, was found dead in her Belgravia home by Metropolitan Police on Monday, according to a police spokesperson.

A post-mortem held today at Westminster Mortuary did not establish a formal cause of death, according to police.

The arrest of Hans Kristian Rausing, 49, on drug charges had prompted police to search the couple's residence, the spokesperson said.

Metropolitan police did not name Hans Kristian Rausing, however they confirmed a 49-year-old man had been taken into custody regarding a woman's death and possession of drugs.

Hans Kristian Rausing, who is Swedish, is the heir to the Tetra Pak food packaging empire. His father, Hans Rausing Sr., has an estimated net worth of $10 billion, according to Forbes' 2010 rankings.

The couple had previously been in trouble for possessing drugs.

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