Police Officer Charged With Murder Of Australian TV Presenter Jesse Baird

A 28-year-old serving police officer has been charged with two counts of murder in connection with an investigation into the disappearance of Australian TV personality Jesse Baird and his partner, Luke Davies.

Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon handed himself into Sydney police Friday, two days after items belonging to Baird and Davies were found bloodied in a skip. Multiple media reports state that Lamarre-Condon is the former partner of Baird.

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Authorities allege Lamarre-Condon killed the couple at Baird’s home on Monday and hired a white van to dispose of their bodies. Neighbors at the property are said to have heard an argument that morning. The white van was later found in Newcastle, Australia. Both men are still yet to be found.

Police have said a bullet matching Lamarre-Condon’s service gun was found at the crime scene, with a “significant” amount of blood.

Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty said the families of Baird and Davies are “devastated by the news”.

“We believe there is sufficient evidence to proceed with those charges due to the evidence we have up-to-date and we continue to support and contact the family,” said Doherty.

“It’s really important that we do locate the bodies, not only for the cause of death but the answers for the family because they are still grieving.”

Baird had been a presenter and red carpet reporter on the Australian commercial outfit Network 10. He appeared on the network’s morning show, Studio 10. The show was canceled in December. Lamarre-Condon, who joined the police in 2019, had previously been a celebrity blogger.

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