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TV reporter Jesse Baird and Luke Davies allegedly murdered by cop Beau Lamarre who used his police-issued gun

Tess McCracken and Duncan EvansNCA NewsWire
Beau Lamarre, a former celebrity blogger and serving constable, presented to Bondi Police station about 10.30am on Friday in relation to the disappearance of Jesse, 26, and his flight attendant partner Luke, 29. 
Camera IconBeau Lamarre, a former celebrity blogger and serving constable, presented to Bondi Police station about 10.30am on Friday in relation to the disappearance of Jesse, 26, and his flight attendant partner Luke, 29.  Credit: Supplied

A police officer has been charged with the murder of missing pair Jesse Baird and Luke Davies, as more details come to light about the sudden disappearance of the couple.

Beau Lamarre, a former celebrity blogger and serving constable, presented to Bondi Police station about 10.30am on Friday in relation to the disappearance of Jesse, 26, and his flight attendant partner Luke, 29.

Mr Lamarre previously dated Mr Baird and police had considered him a person of interest in the couple’s disappearance. The couple’s bodies have not been found.

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Speaking to media on Friday, Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said examination of the home Mr Baird and Mr Davies shared in Paddington, where a large amount of blood had been found, also uncovered a fire cartelidge case and a “projectile that had been discharged”.

He alleged the firearm and the projectile had been matched to Mr Lamarre’s police issued gun.

When asked if officers were allowed to take their firearms home when not on duty, Supt Doherty said: “They have authority to do that but I’m not saying that that is the case in this matter.”

Mr Lamarre was on full duties with NSW Police at the time and was working in a specialist command.

Luke Davies, partner of former Channel 10 presenter Jess Baird, has gone missing under suspicious circumstances. Instagram
Camera IconLuke Davies, partner of former Channel 10 presenter Jess Baird, has gone missing under suspicious circumstances. Instagram Credit: Supplied
Jesse Baird (left) and Luke Davies (right). Picture Instagram
Camera IconJesse Baird (left) and Luke Davies (right). Picture Instagram Credit: Supplied
Beau Lamarre and Taylor Swift.
Camera IconBeau Lamarre has been charged with the murder of the two men. Credit: Supplied

Authorities were first alerted to the pair’s disappearance after the couple’s belongings were located in a skip bin on Wilbar Ave in Cronulla about 11am on Wednesday, three days after the Mr Davies was last seen in Paddington in Sydney’s inner east.

It is understood an employee of a nearby venue was throwing away some rubbish when they found the bloodied clothing, a mobile phone, credit cards and car keys dumped in the bin and reported it to police.

It has not yet been established who the mobile phone belongs to.

Following the discovery, NSW Police officers visited a home on Brown St in Paddington about 1pm, where a crime scene was immediately established.

Upturned furniture and large amounts of blood were found inside the home and Detective Superintendent Jodi Radmore confirmed the amount of blood discovered could be consistent with a fatality.

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Camera IconThe home of missing police officer and former partner of Jessie Baird, Beau Lamarre who lives with this parents on Waite Ave in Balmain in Sydney. NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard Credit: News Corp Australia
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Camera IconSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: NewsWire Photos: FEBRUARY 23 2024: Police officers search the streets surrounding the home in Paddington of missing couple Jessie Baird and Luke Davies. NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard Credit: News Corp Australia

Det Supt Doherty from crime command homicide squad said the family had been notified of the murder charges against Mr Lamarre.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family,” he said.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family.”

The police allege Mr Lamarre killed Mr Davies and Mr Baird sometime on Monday at the house in Paddington.

One casing has been found.

Det Supt Doherty alleged Mr Lamarre hired a white van on Monday night from Mascot around 9.30pm to transport the bodies of Mr Baird and Mr Davies.

The police are still searching for the bodies.

The police say there was a “sighting” of Mr Lamarre’s van in Newcastle on Thursday night and then the van left early in the morning.

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Camera IconA pair of shoes on the porch at the home of Beau Lamarre. NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard Credit: News Corp Australia

It was found in Grays Point on Friday.

Mr Lamarre voluntarily handed himself into the Bondi Police Station, the police said.

He was an active police officer in a specialist command unit.

The police believe he is the sole person responsible for the alleged murders.

The cause of death for the pair has yet to be determined and the police are now working to fit together a full timeline of events.

PADDINGTON CRIME SCENE
Camera IconA crime scene has been established in Paddington relating to a former Channel 10 presenter who is missing. NCA NewsWire / David Swift Credit: News Corp Australia
PADDINGTON CRIME SCENE
Camera IconLarge amounts of blood were reportedly found at the Paddington home. NCA NewsWire / David Swift Credit: News Corp Australia

“Witnesses described a verbal argument but it wasn’t reported to police at the time, it was only reported to police yesterday during the canvas (of neighbours),” Detective Superintendent Jodi Radmore said on Thursday.

Following the second discovery, police attended Mr Davies’ Waterloo home but were not able to locate him.

About 11.30pm on Thursday, police executed a search warrant at a Waite Avenue home in Balmain, Mr Lamarre’s family home, and seized a number of items.

On Friday, NSW police officers were seen canvassing a street in the Newcastle suburb of Lambton, about 165km north of Sydney.

The street was sealed off after a white van matching the description of the van belonging to police officer Beau Lamarre was spotted near Lambton Pool.

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Camera IconPolice carry evidence bags outside the home of Jessie Baird in Paddington in Sydney on Friday. NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard Credit: News Corp Australia
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Camera Icon: A view of Ten TV reporter Jessie Baird’s home in Paddington NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard Credit: News Corp Australia

Originally published as Cop charged with murder of TV star and his Qantas flight attendant partner

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