A mother who went missing two weeks ago with her sex offender boyfriend has been revealed to have given birth to her child in the back seat of a car.
Paramedics found a placenta and other birth signs in the back seat of the car Constance Marten and Mark Gordon left behind in the M61, a source close to the investigation told The Daily Telegraph.
Investigators found the car on fire on January 5. They believe 35-year-old Marten gave birth a day or two ago and that she did not receive the necessary medical attention.
Marten and Gordon, 48, have reportedly gone missing after hiding their pregnancy for five months. He claims to have been secretly married.
35-year-old Constance Marten gave birth in the back seat of her car, only a day or two before she was left beside her M61 when the car caught fire.
Paramedics found a placenta and other birth signs in the back seat of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon (pictured).
Police believe Marten, who comes from an aristocratic family, went to great lengths to cover up the birth of his child. They are worried about the newborn.
The two are believed to have lived an isolated life since they met in London in 2016, and Marten, who was a drama student at the time, cut ties with family and friends.
It is not clear how they met, but it is believed that Gordon lived in her hometown and worked as a laborer. I was.
On 5 January they were on the M61 when their car broke down and a fire broke out near junction 4 in Farnworth, Bolton.
Detectives don’t believe the couple deliberately set fire to the car they bought with cash shortly before they were found. They suspect the vehicle suffered a mechanical failure.
The couple then walked to the Anchor Lane Bridge, from where they took a taxi to Liverpool and another to Harwich, Essex.
They were spotted around Colchester on Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7, and were taken in another taxi to Eastham station in Newham, London.
Every time Marten and Gordon were caught on surveillance cameras, they covered their faces and looked away to keep the baby hidden.
Investigators said the couple appeared to know how to evade authorities, making the search difficult.
They also suspect that the couple lost most of their belongings in the car fire.
Te Metropolitan Police, who are leading a search to find the pair and the newborn, said they had a significant amount of cash from a multi-million trust fund that would allow them to live off-grid. rice field.
A picture taken by the police of the car that the two were driving broke down and burned
Marten and his partner, Mark Gordon, have been missing since January 5 after their car broke down and the M61 caught fire. The two were seen walking off the highway with their newborn.
After his car broke down on the M61 near Bolton on Thursday night, Marten is believed to have been found wrapped in a red blanket at 9am on Saturday in Harwich Harbour, Essex.
Police believe they could be anywhere in the UK and have called on the public to provide any information that could help them find them.
About 200 officers are working on the search, scrutinizing more than 200 hours of CCTV footage since the two were last seen on January 7.
It was revealed yesterday that Gordon is a registered sex offender and has been jailed for 20 years in the United States for a vicious sexual assault that took a neighbor hostage when he was 14.
Gordon was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, but in 1989, when he was still a child, he, his mother and his half-brother moved to the United States.
In April of that year, Gordon, who was just 14 years old, attacked his neighbor in a four-and-a-half-hour ordeal, armed with garden shears and a kitchen knife, and sexually assaulting him while holding him hostage.
Documents show that two young children were sleeping in the next room at the time of the attack.
According to U.S. court records, Gordon broke in through a woman’s bathroom window and found her stockings as a makeshift face mask.
As he runs into the victim, the document states:
He then sexually assaulted and raped his victim.
A total of six indictments have been filed against Gordon in connection with the April 29 attacks. One was armed kidnapping, four were armed sexual assaults and one was robbery with a deadly weapon. He was found guilty on all charges.
Gordon’s mother Sylvia, 83, insisted Gordon was a “good girl” and married Marten in secret, adding: “I don’t know what this is.”
“I’m very worried. I love my son. He’s a good boy and I don’t know what this is all about,” she said.
“I’m worried about them all. I’m thinking, could someone have kidnapped them?
A 2010 Gordon mugshot published by the Florida Law Enforcement Agency
Pictured right is Constance Marten with two other women at the 2013 Mist Mag party.
Napier Marten (pictured) was Constance’s father and a pageboy to Queen Elizabeth II, after an “episode” that told him to escape his “materialistic” life. He gave up his £115million fortune.
Her remarks came after film producer Napier Marten pleaded with her estranged daughter Constance to take herself and her child to safety.
The son of Mary Anna Marten, her godmother was the mother of the late Queen, told The Independent newspaper: “I will do whatever it takes to get you back to us safely.” increase.
“Find a way to turn you and your child over to the police as soon as possible so that you and him or her are protected.
“Only then can the healing and recovery process begin, no matter how long it takes or how difficult it is.
“We are deeply concerned about the health of you and your baby. Please understand that our family will do everything necessary for your health.
“And no matter what the circumstances, I want you to know that you are very loved.”