Police documents reveal grim details of double murder

Jesse Baird's terrace home in Paddington where the alleged murders took place.

Jesse Baird's terrace home in Paddington where the alleged murders took place. Photo: AAP

Police documents have outlined grim details of the alleged murders of Sydney couple Jesse Baird and Luke Davies, including what accused killer Beau Lamarre-Condon allegedly told a friend afterwards.

The revelations also include the words spoken on a 000 call made from Davies’ phone and what Baird’s housemates discovered at his Paddington terrace.

The details are contained in police documents obtained by The Sydney Morning Herald and reported on Saturday.

It comes as hundreds of people attended a silent vigil for the pair and Davies’ mum made her first public acknowledgement by posting a photo with her son on social media.

Also, there was chaos on Sydney streets on Friday night as an anti-police protest was held ahead of Saturday’s Mardi Gras.

Members of Pride in Protest said about 300 people rallied in Darlinghurst and were involved in scuffles with police who tried to contain the group.

The Mardi Gras board officially uninvited police from participating in the parade after Lamarre-Condon, a serving NSW officer, was charged with double murder.

However they will be allowed to march out of uniform.

Police documents

The Herald reports that at 9:54am on the day of the alleged murder, Monday 19 February, a brief phone call was made from Davies’ phone to triple zero.

The operator heard a male voice shout: “Get out, f— off,” before it cut out, the newspaper reports.

Police say a neighbour had heard one bang, followed ten minutes later by two more in quick succession.

At 2pm that day, accused killer Lamarre-Condon was caught on CCTV allegedly buying the second of two surfboard bags that police say were used to transport and hide the bodies.

Beau Lamarre-Condon allegedly buying a second surfboard bag. Photo: 9NEWS

Police say Baird’s housemates returned home and took photographs of the back courtyard where they noticed a blood-stained outdoor lounge and two large bags.

One housemate touched a surfboard bag, later telling police it felt “lumpy” and that the pavers beneath were stained red, writes the Herald.

The next day, the housemates received a message from Baird’s phone saying he had hired an Air Tasker to collect his things and he needed someone with a van to collect the bed.

Two hours later in Cronulla, a witness saw a man unload items into a skip which later turned out to be Davies’ licence, credit card and watch, a bloodied doona and a bag labelled “BAIRD, Jesse”.

When police rushed to Baird’s home on Brown Street, they found three cleaners mopping up blood stains, writes the SMH.

Forensic officers would later find a bullet stuck in the kitchen floorboards, a blood-soaked tarpaulin inside a trap door in the kitchen, and a spent casing above a cabinet, the newspaper states.

As the manhunt for Lamarre unfolded in the following days, the accused killer allegedly dumped the bodies, first to a property in Bungonia, two hours south-west of Sydney, and later returning to move them to a second property in the same region.

He then visited a friend in Newcastle, north of Sydney, on Thursday and asked to borrow a hose to clean a hired Toyota Hiace van which police allege he used to transport the bodies.

“They f—ing think it’s a police officer,” the friend, a former police colleague, told Lamarre-Condon about the story that was all over the news.

Lamarre-Condon appeared panicked and said he had been floating in a dam that morning after driving two hours south of Sydney with a female friend, the Newcastle friend told investigators.

“There was a dam. The body wouldn’t sink,” Lamarre-Condon allegedly said, according to the SMH.

“The girl panicked…. I drove [her] home… then I drove back to the dam.

“I said to myself that I have to get this sorted and clean up my mess.”

“I am me, but it’s not me.”

The bodies of Davies, 29, and Baird, 26, were found inside surfboard bags at the fence line of a rural property in Bungonia near Goulburn, about 200km southwest of the city, on Tuesday.

NSW Police officer Beau Lamarre-Condon, 28, is in custody charged with murdering the couple at Mr Baird’s home at Paddington in inner-city Sydney on February 19.

Sandy Davies updated her profile photo with this image with son Luke. Photo: Facebook

Silent vigil

On Friday night, hundreds of mourners gathered in Sydney’s east to pay tribute to the murdered couple, laying flowers, signing condolence books and honouring their lives.

People sat on the grass and silently watched as a slideshow of the two men played on big screens alongside a soundtrack of Shania Twain, Lionel Richie and Coldplay.

The slideshow depicted two lives well lived with images and video of each of the men on holidays, career highlights and dancing at parties.

In a statement friends of Davies said his smile lit up every room.

“We hope he will not be remembered for the tragic events of the last week and a half, but for his beautiful soul, adventurous spirit, and the joy he brought into all of our lives,” they said.

Hundreds gathered to remember Jesse Baird and Luke Davies. Photo: AAP

Friends and colleagues of Baird said he was “the life of every party”.

“His life-loving attitude was infectious and he was pure joy to be around,” they said.

“That’s what we want to carry with us, how lucky we were to know and adore him.”

Network 10 presenter Narelda Jacobs held a candle before signing the condolence book.

The Friday-night vigil was organised with the permission of the couple’s families.

It took place on the eve of the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, where organisers are expected to recognise the couple.

-with AAP

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