NSW Police sweep south Sydney suburb in hunt for Jesse Baird and Luke Davies’ remains as questions about deaths remain

New South Wales Police have begun sweeping Grays Point, in Sydney’s south, as they continue their search for the remains of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies.

Authorities have so far been unable to locate the couple’s bodies, with a comprehensive search of two dams on a property in Bungonia, south of Goulburn, turning up nothing.

At a press conference on Monday, NSW Police Deputy Commissioner David Hudson had suggested Jesse Baird and Luke Davies’ alleged killer, serving NSW Police constable Beau Lamarre-Condon, may have moved the bodies from the property after becoming spooked.

Lamarre-Condon allegedly tricked a friend into helping him access the location in Bungonia, but authorities believe he later became suspicious she doubted his reasons for accessing the site.

The friend is not being treated as a suspect and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Deputy Commissioner Hudson said the constable may have returned to the property later in order to move the bodies of Messrs Baird and Davies, with authorities still in the dark over a critical gap in the timeline of events.

Police said Lamarre-Condon had arrived in Bungonia on Wednesday, two days after the alleged murders, buying an angle grinder and padlock that afternoon and weights at about 11pm that night.

He then left the area about 4:30am on Thursday, travelling back to Sydney and then on to Newcastle.

However, outside of the two purchases Lamarre-Condon made, authorities are yet to determine the constable’s movements prior to his return to Sydney, leaving a significant period in which he may have relocated the bodies.

NSW Police have also been searching the Newcastle suburb of Lambton for evidence of Messrs Baird and Davies’ remains, with Deputy Commissioner Hudson alleging on Monday Lamarre-Condon had met a second friend in the city to borrow a hose in order to clean the hire van he allegedly used to transport the bodies.

With that search also yet to bear fruit, authorities began their sweep of Grays Pointon Monday, focusing on a street on which Lamarre-Condon grew up and Dents Creek, which flows towards Port Hacking.

Police were reportedly going door to door asking residents for assistance and for access to CCTV footage. A helicopter was also sighted above the area.

On Monday, Deputy Commissioner Hudson said Lamarre-Condon was continuing his refusal to speak with investigators and had offered no assistance to authorities in their search.

The constable has been charged with two counts of murder and remains in custody after facing Waverley Local Court last Friday.

No application was made for bail.

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Questions have been raised about Lamarre-Condon’s recruitment into the force, with reports emerging he was obsessed with celebrities and would go out of his way to find them for pictures and blog opportunities.

Police alleged he also demonstrated “predatory behaviour” during his previous relationship with Mr Baird and allegedly broke into his Paddington home following their break-up last year.

The intrusion was not reported to police at the time.

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