The celeb-chasing cop charged with the double murder of Jesse Baird and his boyfriend Luke Davies allegedly bought an angle grinder, padlock and weights with the help of a ‘female acquaintance’ before travelling to a rural property now being scoured by police divers. 

NSW Police Senior Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon was charged with two counts of murder after allegedly using his police pistol to shoot dead Mr Baird, 26, and his partner Mr Davies, 29, in a Paddington home in Sydney’s east on Monday last week.

Police set up a crime scene at a property off Hazelton Road at Bungonia in the NSW Southern Tablelands, around 185km south-west of Sydney, not far from Goulburn on Sunday afternoon. 

Deputy Commissioner David Hudson told reporters on Monday morning that Lamarre-Condon had made ‘partial admissions to an acquaintance’ the day after the alleged killings before buying an angle grinder and a padlock. 

He allegedly later bought weights before returning to the rural property, which has four dams, at night.

But police also admitted that Lamarre-Condon may have allegedly returned to the property to move the bodies.  

‘We can confirm that last Monday, a week ago, the 19th of February, gunshots were heard from the Paddington address,’ Mr Hudson said. 

‘Later that evening, we will allege that the accused hired a white HiAce van from Sydney airport.

‘On Tuesday the 20th of February we will allege that partial admissions were made by the accused to an acquaintance of having been involved in the death of two individuals.’

The following day, police launched a major manhunt after bloodied clothing belonging to Mr Baird and Mr Davies was found in a skip in Cronulla. 

‘I can indicate that on that same day, the Wednesday, the accused we believe attended Bungonia area with an acquaintance who was not involved in anything,’ Mr Hudson added. 

The female acquaintance is currently assisting police with their enquiries. 

NSW Police Senior Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon (pictured below) was charged with two counts of murder after allegedly using his police pistol to shoot dead Jesse Baird (above, right), 26, and his partner Luke Davies (left), 29, in a Paddington home in Sydney’s east on Monday last week

Beau Lamarre-Condon (pictured), the former partner of Baird, is understood to be refusing to tell investigations where the bodies are located

Beau Lamarre-Condon (pictured), the former partner of Baird, is understood to be refusing to tell investigations where the bodies are located

Cops have set up a crime scene at a dam off Hazelton Road at Bungonia, around 185 km south-west of Sydney in NSW's Southern Tablelands (pictured)

Cops have set up a crime scene at a dam off Hazelton Road at Bungonia, around 185 km south-west of Sydney in NSW’s Southern Tablelands (pictured)

Police were seen searching a number of dams on the remote property (pictured)

Police were seen searching a number of dams on the remote property (pictured)

FIVE KEY REVELATIONS FROM COPS’ PRESS CONFERENCE  

1. Jesse Baird had disclosed to friends that he was being stalked and a report was made to Bondi Police Station last August that there had been a break in at his Paddington home. Police said they believe Mr Baird and Lamarre-Condon were still in an on-off again relationship at that stage.

2. Police revealed that Lamarre-Condon had allegedly broken into the property ‘a number of times’ including going in to gain access to Mr Baird’s phone, deleting contacts off the device, then leaving.

3. Neighbours reported hearing gunshots at 9.50am on Monday morning but did not report it to police at the time. Four minutes later, a triple 0 call was made on Jesse Baird’s phone but it disconnected.

4. Police will allege that after killing the couple Lamarre-Condon met up with a female acquaintance on Wednesday and made ‘partial admissions’ about his crimes. The pair attended a store where Lamarre allegedly bought an angle grinder and padlock. Police will allege that Lamarre then drove the pair out to the Bungonia Property, which he had visited before during a former relationship, and severed the lock and replaced the lock with a new one. He then allegedly drove the vehicle to the back of the property where he spent 30 minutes while the acquaintance waited for him.

Police said the acquaintance is an innocent party and was unaware the bodies were allegedly in the back of the vehicle.

The pair then drove back to Sydney.

Police will alleged Lamarre-Condon returned to the property later that evening after purchasing weights and disposed of the bodies.

5. Police believe Lamarre returned to the property sometime between 11.30am and 8.30pm on Thursday after the acquaintance became suspicious. They believe he may have allegedly moved the body to another location and they may not be in the dam which is being searched in the NSW Southern Highlands on Monday.

‘We believe that that acquaintance assisted the accused in purchasing an angle grinder and a padlock from a local hardware store in that area before driving to a rural property in Bungonia,’ Mr Hudson added. 

Police allege the angle grinder was used to sever a padlock on a gate at the property before being replaced with the one bought at the hardware store. 

Police allege Lamarre-Condon then disappeared in the HiAce van for half an hour, leaving the acquaintance on her own before returning to pick her up. 

‘I can indicate that at 11 pm that evening, weights were purchased from a department store by the accused and it is believed that he eturned to that rural property overnight and during that evening, having acquired also two torches from the acquaintance,’ Mr Hudson said.

Lamarre-Condon was seen leaving the Bungonia area around 4.30am the following day, police allege. 

He then allegedly travelled to Newcastle where he asked to use a hose to clean the HiAce van.

Early on Friday morning he returned to Sydney where he later handed himself into Bondi Police Station.

But Assistant Commissioner Hudson admitted that police were still examining the possibility that Lamarre-Condon may have returned to the rural property to remove the bodies.

‘We also believe that it’s possible accused in that gap in the timeline has returned to that property and retrieved the bodies and disposed of them somewhere else,’ Mr Hudson said.

‘We are still working through that theory.’

He added: ‘The accused has not disclosed where Jesse and Luke are – where he has (allegedly) disposed of them.

‘But it is our number one priority at this moment to try and locate Jesse and Luke to give the family some solace.’

Divers are expected to search a series of dams on the Hazelton Road property and search neighbouring bushland for signs of evidence.

The rural road is lined with acreages, with the search area just metres away from a sheep and olive farm. 

The property owner, who lives in Melbourne, described it as a ‘weekend farm’ and said no one was present there last week.

‘The police are just following a lead. They rang me yesterday (Sunday) to request access to my site and all my neighbours,’ the property owner told Daily Mail Australia.

He revealed there were four dams on the plot of land.

When asked if Lamarre-Condon had any known links to the site the property owner said: ‘None at all – they are just following leads’.

‘Divers from the Marine Area Command were called to the scene and have today been assisting with a search at the location,’ a NSW Police spokesman said on Sunday night. 

The search resumed at first light on Monday morning.  

Divers had previously been seen searching a waterway at Lambton, Newcastle.

Cops reveal ‘no-one’ has told them where Jesse Baird, Luke Davies’ bodies are 

Police Commissioner Karen Webb told the Kyle and Jackie O Show on Monday morning the dams weren’t the only area being searched.

‘That’s not necessarily the only search area. It’s not definitive that’s the location where the bodies are.

‘No one has come forward to help us locate the bodies.’

The commissioner also addressed a report that Jesse Baird saw a shadowy figure at the foot of his bed in the weeks before his death.

Ms Webb said: ‘It doesn’t look like that was reported to police.’

Lamarre-Condon, the former partner of Baird, is understood to be refusing to tell investigators where the bodies are located.

Police are relying on  CCTV, toll road payments and GPS mobile data, to piece together the events in the days after the alleged double murder.

Divers are expected to search a series of dams on the Hazelton Road property and search neighbouring bushland for signs of evidence (pictured)

Divers are expected to search a series of dams on the Hazelton Road property and search neighbouring bushland for signs of evidence (pictured)

The property owner, who lives in Melbourne , described it as a 'weekend farm' and said no one was present there last week. There are four dams on the property (three largest are circled)

The property owner, who lives in Melbourne , described it as a ‘weekend farm’ and said no one was present there last week. There are four dams on the property (three largest are circled)

Police are relying on CCTV, toll road payments and GPS mobile data, to piece together the events in the days after the alleged double murder (pictured: an officer at the crime scene on Sunday night)

Police are relying on CCTV, toll road payments and GPS mobile data, to piece together the events in the days after the alleged double murder (pictured: an officer at the crime scene on Sunday night)

'Divers from the Marine Area Command were called to the scene and have today been assisting with a search at the location,' a spokesperson for NSW police said on Sunday night. The search resumed at first light on Monday

‘Divers from the Marine Area Command were called to the scene and have today been assisting with a search at the location,’ a spokesperson for NSW police said on Sunday night. The search resumed at first light on Monday 

Police were joined by homicide detectives

Police were joined by homicide detectives

It is believed Lamarre-Condon also travelled to Cronulla, Newcastle and Grays Point in the days after the alleged murders. 

According to court documents, Baird and Davies were both allegedly killed by Lamarre-Condon at Baird’s Paddington terrace house between 12.01am and 5.30pm on Monday.

The shooting allegedly occurred just hours after they were last seen alive at a pre-Mardi Gras party night on Sunday at the Beresford Hotel in Surry Hills.

Neighbours said they heard arguing from the Paddington house early on Monday morning. 

Later on Monday evening, Lamarre-Condon hired a white van from Mascot and allegedly used it to dispose of the couple’s bodies, police said.

Lamarre-Condon has been charged with two counts of murder and has been remanded in custody at Silverwater Correctional Complex while his matter remains before the courts.

Detectives and forensics officers are still scouring the state to find the bodies of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies

Detectives and forensics officers are still scouring the state to find the bodies of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies

It emerged on Sunday that Lamarre-Condon is alleged to have sent decoy texts from Mr Baird’s phone after allegedly killing the Channel 10 presenter. 

Lamarre-Condon previously dated Mr Baird but had broken up in recent months, with Mr Baird announcing his relationship with his new boyfriend in recent weeks.

Family and friends of Mr Baird told police they were deeply concerned about the behaviour of Lamarre-Condon in the lead-up to the Channel 10 presenter’s death. 

During the course of the investigation, police were told Lamarre-Condon bombarded Mr Baird with calls and text messages for months after their relationship ended. 

Superintendent Doherty said there had been no ‘warning flags’ or complaints raised with police since the pair split but that in the course of their inquiries it has since ‘been documented that there was some worrying behaviour that has been alleged by family and friends’.

Lamarre-Condon once found fame as celebrity chaser and has been pictured stars including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa and Harry Styles.

He did not apply for bail during his court appearance on Friday and will appear again on April 23. 

On Sunday, NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb issued a heartfelt statement in which she called on the community to ‘have patience’ as police continue their investigation.

She also said she had been left saddened and shocked by the deaths.

‘I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Luke Davies and Jesse Baird. It is difficult to comprehend the grief and pain of their loss,’ she said.

Police sources said Lamarre-Condon used Mr Baird's phone to text his housemates after killing the pair to fake an impending interstate move

Police sources said Lamarre-Condon used Mr Baird’s phone to text his housemates after killing the pair to fake an impending interstate move 

‘I acknowledge this week’s events are distressing for many and I share the sadness and shock about the alleged nature of Luke and Jesse’s deaths.

‘I understand there are many unanswered questions and while I cannot comment on the matter before the courts, I can reassure Luke and Jesse’s loved ones, and the people of New South Wales, that we are working around the clock to find those answers.’

She also urged anyone with information to contact police.

  

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