Double disappearance probe turns to third man

Grave concerns

A celebrity blogger turned policeman has emerged as a person of interest in the “suspicious” double disappearance of ex-TV host Jesse Baird and his flight attendant boyfriend.

Police are reportedly searching for serving NSW officer Constable Beau Lamarre — who is also Baird’s ex — as part of the unusual case.

Lamarre was recently seen chasing Kourtney Kardashian in Sydney when he snatched a quick selfie with the reality TV star and her husband Travis Barker last week.

Before joining the police force, Lamarre had his own celebrity blog and had posed with the likes of Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Russell Crowe, Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga.

Beau Lamarre posted a selfie he recently snapped with Kourtney Kardashian.

In an update on Friday morning, police said they had conducted a new search of a home in Balmain and “seized a number of items”.

“About 11:30pm yesterday (Thursday 22 February 2024), police executed a search warrant on a home in Waite Avenue, Balmain, as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Luke Davies and Jesse Baird,” said a statement.

“Officers seized a number of items. No further information regarding items taken from the property is available at this time.”

The Daily Mail reports that Lamarre’s former relationship with Baird ended in a bitter split, and that Baird and his new partner had suspected they were being stalked in recent weeks.

Police want to speak to Constable Beau Lamarre, a serving NSW officer. Photo: Facebook

‘Incident’ at blood-stained home

Baird, a former Channel Ten presenter and AFL goal umpire, 26, and his Qantas flight attendant boyfriend Luke Davies, 29, vanished from Sydney’s east on Monday and have not been heard from since.

Baird worked for Network 10 for about seven years and had appeared on Studio 10 as an entertainment reporter, and on Totally Wild.

The last known CCTV of the couple showed them entering Baird’s share house in Paddington on Monday.

Shouting had been heard by neighbours on Monday but was not reported to police until they arrived at Baird’s home which is now a crime scene.

Their disappearance is being treated as suspicious after possessions belonging to both men were found in a skip bin in Cronulla on Wednesday.

The unusual find lead police to Baird’s blood-stained terrace home about 30km away.

Police said Baird’s WhatsApp account appeared to be active as late as Tuesday night, leading detectives to appeal for him to come forward if able.

“If Jesse’s seeing this, we’d ask him to contact us, as well as anyone that might know the whereabouts of Jesse,” Detective Superintendent Jodi Radmore told reporters on Thursday.

Police hold grave fears for Jesse Baird and Luke Davies.

Detectives said inquiries had led them to believe a third man may be able to assist with the investigation.

“Police are currently trying to locate him,” a statement said on Wednesday night.

“Detectives will continue to look at all past relationships and associations.”

As well as presenting on the morning program Studio 10, Baird had taken to the field of AFL and VFL games as a goal umpire.

Photos from his and Davies’ social media accounts show them together at a Pink concert in Sydney during the previous week.

One snap of the pair taken at the lighthouse at Palm Beach earlier in February reads: “Perfect start to a long weekend”.

Boyfriend reported missing

Luke Davies’ family raised the alarm when they were unable to contact him and he had not turned up to work.

Davies was not at his home in nearby Waterloo.

Detective Superintendent Jodi Radmore said it was likely some kind of incident had occurred at the Paddington house before their disappearance.

“Witnesses talked about some shouting on Monday earlier in the morning,” she told reporters.

“But it wasn’t reported to police at the time … it was only reported to police (on Wednesday).”

Early investigations indicated there was a struggle with furniture moved around in the home, Det Supt Radmore said.

Blood found at the property also indicated someone had suffered a significant wound.

A worker contacted authorities after finding the personal items “that appeared to be unusual” while putting rubbish into the bin at Cronulla.

Police found a phone, credit cards, a wallet and a set of keys inside the skip.

Two cars have also been seized from the Paddington property.

Detectives are investigating the possibility a third man may be involved.

“Police are currently trying to locate him,” police said in a statement.

“Detectives will continue to look at all past relationships and associations.”

Davies is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170cm-175cm tall with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes, while Mr Baird is of similar appearance and 180cm-185cm tall with a muscular build.

It is not known what either man was wearing at the time of their disappearances.

-with AAP

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