Monday, April 15, 2024

Jesse Baird, Luke Davies missing: Bombshell as a man, 28, hands himself into NSW Police at Bondi after white van manhunt and phone twist

The cop at the centre of a manhunt for two missing men has been arrested after handing himself in. 

Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon, 28, was wanted for questioning by police after his ex-boyfriend, former Channel 10 presenter Jesse Baird, 26, and Baird’s new partner Luke Davies, 29, vanished from Paddington, in Sydney’s east, on Monday night.

Police hold grave concerns for the couple’s safety after a significant amount of blood was discovered in Baird’s Paddington townhouse. Their belongings were found dumped in a skip bin in Cronulla just after 11am on Wednesday.

Lamarre-Condon vanished in the wake of the two men disappearing after telling his bosses he was going on sick leave and turning his phone off.

Early on Friday morning, as cops frantically searched for a Toyota Hiace van Lamarre-Condon was believed to have rented, Daily Mail Australia revealed Lamarre-Condon’s phone had shown signs of life after having been switched off for hours.

Police revealed the constable had presented himself to police at Bondi Police Station shortly after 10.30am on Friday.

A spokesman added: ‘The man will be transferred to Waverley Police station where investigations will continue.’ 

Police later confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that he had been arrested but the hunt continues for the van. Detectives have issued an urgent appeal for anyone spotting the HiAce with NSW registration CW82PM to contact them immediately. 

Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon (pictured) was wanted for questioning by police after his ex-boyfriend, ex-Channel 10 presenter Jesse Baird and Baird's new partner Luke Davies vanished

Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon (pictured) was wanted for questioning by police after his ex-boyfriend, ex-Channel 10 presenter Jesse Baird and Baird’s new partner Luke Davies vanished

Former Channel 10 presenter Jesse Baird, 26, (left) and Baird's new partner Luke Davies, 29, (right) vanished from Paddington, in Sydney’s east, on Monday night

Former Channel 10 presenter Jesse Baird, 26, (left) and Baird’s new partner Luke Davies, 29, (right) vanished from Paddington, in Sydney’s east, on Monday night

Police are searching for a white van (pictured) they believe was being driven by Mr Lamarre. It was captured on CCTV (pictured) driving past the couple in Paddington on Monday night

Police are searching for a white van (pictured) they believe was being driven by Mr Lamarre. It was captured on CCTV (pictured) driving past the couple in Paddington on Monday night 

Lamarre-Condon's phone had been switched off - but his WhatsApp showed messages were 'last seen today at 9.55am' earlier on Friday morning

Lamarre-Condon’s phone had been switched off – but his WhatsApp showed messages were ‘last seen today at 9.55am’ earlier on Friday morning

Police raided a home in Balmain connected with Lamarre-Condon's family late on Thursday night where they seized a 'number of items'

Police raided a home in Balmain connected with Lamarre-Condon’s family late on Thursday night where they seized a ‘number of items’

Police raided Lamarre-Condon’s family’s home in Balmain late last night

At the property in Balmain, in Sydney’s inner west, relatives on Friday admitted they were ‘stressed’ but declined to comment further.

Mr Baird and Mr Davies went missing from the TV producer’s $3million rental home in Paddington on Monday.

Mr Davies, 29, was with Mr Baird, 26 – but the pair then vanished and Mr Davies’ family have been unable to contact him.

CCTV footage of the couple’s last known whereabout shows them entering Mr Baird’s home late on Monday night.

The men were captured wandering outside before heading towards the back of the terrace. A white van is then seen driving nearby.

Neither of the pair have been seen since, however Mr Baird’s phone appeared to have last been active on WhatsApp on Tuesday evening.

Jesse Baird and Luke Davies are pictured. Police hold grave fears for their safety

Jesse Baird and Luke Davies are pictured. Police hold grave fears for their safety

Prior to becoming a police officer, Lamarre-Condon was a celebrity blogger, notorious for grabbing selfies with stars like Jessica Hart (pictured)

Prior to becoming a police officer, Lamarre-Condon was a celebrity blogger, notorious for grabbing selfies with stars like Jessica Hart (pictured)

His social media accounts, which featured pictures of Beau Lamarre-Condon with celebrities including Taylor Swift (pictured) have all been deactivated

His social media accounts, which featured pictures of Beau Lamarre-Condon with celebrities including Taylor Swift (pictured) have all been deactivated

Last week, Lamarre-Condon was still takeing selfies with stars, grabbing this selfie with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

Last week, Lamarre-Condon was still takeing selfies with stars, grabbing this selfie with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

A manhunt was launched after a pile of the couple’s bloodied clothes was found in a large skip bin in the centre of Cronulla in Sydney’s south at around 11am on Wednesday.

Police then raced to Mr Baird’s home in Paddington, where they found a ‘large amount of blood’ and bloodstained furniture.

‘Following inquiries, detectives are looking at a line of inquiry that a third person may be able to assist with the investigation,’ a police statement read on Thursday night.

‘Detectives will continue to look at all past relationships and associations.’

‘Detectives will continue to look at all past relationships and associations.’

 

 

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