London, July 14: Tetra Pak billionaire heir Hans Kristian Rausing’s wife Eva Rausing became fascinated with ‘hard drugs’ while attending the same California college as US President Barack Obama, her family has revealed.
The mother-of-four was found dead on Monday in the 70 million pound London mansion, which she shared with her husband, who has been been arrested on suspicion of her murder.
Eva, who had a well documented drug addiction problem up until her death, studied at Occidental College, a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles, in the early 1980s, while Obama, who was a senior at the time, was four years ahead of her.
It is yet unclear whether they knew one another but her devastated family, who recall her link to the then Barry Obama, are clear that it was at Occidental where Eva, a pharmacology student, who was already a regular cannabis user, was ‘turned-on’ to hard drugs.
“She went to Occidental with Barack Obama, she was four years behind, she was a freshman and he was a senior. I don’t know if she ever met him, it was a small schooll so she could have. She went there to study pharmacology,” the Daily Mail quoted Eva’s mother, as saying.
“Her first encounter with hard drugs was at Occidental College. She’d been smoking grass before that when she was a teenager but at Occidental it turned to hard drugs,” she added.
The UK police are still waiting to interrorgate the 49-year-old billionaire Hans Kristian, after it emerged that he being treated for alcohol withdrawal.
It has been learnt that the police are investigating how long Eva was dead before she was found dead in her million pound home in Cadogan Place, Chelsea, west London, which could be even up to a week, the report said. (ANI)