Murder aside, China inquiry puts couple’s wealth on trial

by Andrew Jacobs and Michael Wines

BEIJING — What began as a scandal involving the mysterious death of Neil Heywood, the British businessman whose body was found in November in a Chongqing hotel room, appears to be evolving into a broader investigation into the wealth of a politically powerful Chinese couple, Bo Xilai and his wife, Gu Kailai, and their financial interests.