Constance Marten baby updates — Post-mortem to take place ‘in due course’ after missing infant is found dead

POLICE have confirmed they have found the body of a fugitive couple’s missing baby after conducting a huge search.

Aristocrat Constance Marten and her partner, Mark Gordon, were found by cops in Brighton after 54 days on the run following a tip-off – but they were detained without the newborn infant in tow.

Groups of officers from the Metropolitan Police and London Search and Rescue conducted sweeps of Moulsecoomb Wild Park, looking under bushes and behind trees for Constance Marten’s baby.

And at 7pm on Wednesday evening, Met Police Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford said remains have been found in the search for the two-month-old baby.

Speaking at Sussex Police headquarters, he said: “It is my very sad duty to update this afternoon, police officers searching a wooded area close to where Constance and Mark Gordon were arrested, discovered the remains of a baby. 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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