Ghislaine Maxwell's sister spotted packing up bags near home where socialite was rumoured to be staying

Rozina Sabur

Ghislaine Maxwell's sister has been spotted packing up bags near the secluded beach front mansion the British socialite had been hiding out in after her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein was rearrested for child sex trafficking charges.

Ghislaine, 57, was thought to have been staying at the property owned by Scott Borgerson, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts for some time but has not been seen in the area for several weeks amid intense scrutiny.

However The Daily Telegraph observed her older sister, Christine Maxwell, packing up a number of bags a few miles from the property on Saturday with the help of a friend.

Approached by this newspaper, Christine, who had been staying at a hotel in the area for some days, declined to comment on the allegations surrounding her sister.

The 69-year-old and her husband, the physicist Roger Malina, are thought to be living in Dallas, Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas.

The older sister of Ghislaine Maxwell, was spotted outside a hotel close to the secluded waterfront home where Ghislaine was keeping a low profile Credit: Richard Beetham/Splash for the Telegraph 

Christine is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the university, according to their website. Christine states on her page that she is "enjoying academia", adding that "big city life" was very different to the French countryside where she had previously been based.

According to locals in Manchester-By-the-Sea, Ghislaine went by “G” rather than her distinctive first name, and was often spotted taking a vizsla dog for walks along the beach but largely kept to herself.

According to one neighbour, she was often spotted going for runs with Mr Borgerson but had not been seen in the well-heeled New England town for several weeks. Mr Borgerson, a tech CEO, distanced himself from Ghislaine this week, telling reporters that she was not at his home and that he did not know where she was.

Christine Maxwell leaves her hotel in Beverly, Massachusetts Credit: Richard Beetham/Splash for the Telegraph 

Ghislaine, the British daughter of the late newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell, has found herself at the centre of the Epstein scandal after the Wall Street financier hanged himself in his jail cell on August 10.

He was awaiting trial in New York on new charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

William Barr, the US attorney general, has warned that “any co-conspirators should not rest easy" and lawyers for Epstein's accusers are said to be keen to speak to Ghislaine as the conspiracy case into Epstein's network continues.

The Maxwell clan, 1961 Credit: Rex Features 

The Oxford-educated socialite had not been photographed in public since 2016, until a photograph of her eating at a hamburger restaurant chain in Los Angeles emerged this week. Her current whereabouts is unknown.

Ghislaine has never been charged with any crime, and has always denied any wrongdoing in connection with Epstein's sexual abuses. But the spotlight on her, one of the most prominent figures left from the Epstein orbit, intensified when court documents unsealed on August 9 revealed she was accused of playing a key role in procuring young girls for Epstein.