Who is Constance Marten? Aristocrat background, children and age

1 March 2023, 11:20 | Updated: 3 March 2023, 09:59

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Constance Marten has been arrested after she went on the run on January, 5. Picture: Facebook/Alamy

By Zoe Adams

When did Constance Marten go missing? And how was she found? Here's everything you need to know after police discover baby remains.

Constance Marten was finally found on February 27, 2023 with her boyfriend Mark Gordon after being on the run since January.

The couple have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence after police discovered 'baby remains' close to where they were found earlier this week.

"This afternoon, police officers searching a wooded area close to where Constance and Mark Gordon were arrested discovered the remains of a baby," said Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford of the Metropolitan Police.

"A post mortem examination will be held in due course. A crime scene is in place and work at the location is expected to continue for some time."

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So who is Constance Marten? How old is she and does she have any other children? Here's everything you need to know about the aristocrat.

Constance Marten and Mark Gordon charged with gross negligence manslaughter

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Constance Marten and Mark Gordon kept their faces covered while on the run. Picture: Alamy
Mark Gordon police shot
Mark Gordon is a convicted rapist who served 20 years in prison. Picture: Alamy

Who is Constance Marten and what is her background?

Aged 35, Constance, is from a high status family with her father being a page to Queen Elizabeth II and grandmother Mary Anna Marten was the goddaughter of the late Queen Mother.

A former drama student, Constance has also graced the pages of Tatler and was labelled their 'babe of the month' back when she was studying.

She was brought up alongside her two brothers, Maximilian and Tobias at Crichel House, one of the most beautiful homes in England situated on 5,000 acres of Dorset Parklands.

However, reports suggest Constance began living a more isolated life in 2016, when she met boyfriend, and convicted rapist Mark Gordon

Police release footage of last sighting of Constance Marten

When did Constance Marten go missing?

Constance, partner Mark and their baby vanished on January 5, 2023, after their car broke down near Bolton on the M61.

They disappeared off the motorway after the vehicle caught fire and have since been travelling around the country by taxi stopping at places including Essex, Sussex and London.

Authorities previously believed the couple had been sleeping rough in a blue tent, and had avoided being traced by the police by moving around frequently and keeping their faces covered in CCTV images.

Where was Constance Marten found?

On February 27, 54 days after they went on the run, the pair were found and arrested in Brighton after a tip-off from a member of the public.

They were found on a residential street before 9:30pm, however, sadly, the baby was not with them.

Constance and Mark are refusing to cooperate with the police over what happened to the child.

The baby was found nearby to where they were arrested and police have confirmed a post mortem will be carried out.

They said: "This is an outcome that myself and many officers who had been part of this search had hoped would not happen.

"I recognise the impact this news will have on the many people who have been following this story closely, and can assure them we will do everything we possibly can to establish what happened."