As police swarmed the palatial mansion where Beau Lamarre-Condon grew up, neighbors had no idea that the man they remembered as a child was an accused murderer.
Police arrived on North West Arm Road in Grays Point, in Sydney’s south, on Tuesday as they searched for the bodies of former Channel 10 star Jesse Baird and her flight attendant boyfriend Luke Davies.
Lamarre-Condon, 28, is accused of using his NSW Police Glock pistol to kill Mr Baird and Mr Davies at the TV presenter’s Paddington home just before 10am on Monday, February 19.
When Daily Mail Australia visited the street where Lamarre-Condon grew up in a house now worth $3 million, residents were stunned to learn the identity of the accused double murderer when police asked for access to their backyards.
Interest in the area along Dents Creek, behind the house where Lamarre-Condon lived from age five to adolescence, intensified amid accusations that he had transported the bodies of the two men in a white van after to buy weights.
Neighbors recalled how Coleen Lamarre, who no longer owns the house, had been a “nice and friendly” neighbor and were shocked when Daily Mail Australia revealed it was her son who had been charged with the murders that shocked Australia.
‘Oh, you mean Coleen’s son is the (accused)?’ said a man.
As the incident unfolded last week, Coleen, who is retired, is believed to have been on a cruise with her second husband..
Daily Mail Australia was told Ms Lamarre had sold her multimillion-dollar Grays Point home to downsize to retire and spend more money enjoying life.
It is believed that Coleen and her husband were on a cruise ship immediately before or at the time of the alleged murders and that Beau may have stayed at the Balmain house.
The search for the bodies of Baird, 26, and Davies, 29, ended on Tuesday afternoon when police located their remains in surfboard bags at Bungonia, near Goulburn, in New Wales’ Southern Tablelands. South.
Police arrived at Beau Lamarre-Condon’s childhood home, scouring the creek behind for clues at Grays Point, searching for the bodies of missing Jesse Baird and Luke Davies. The remains of the two men were eventually found in Bungonia, in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales.
Neighbors recalled that Coleen Lamarre (pictured center with her son Beau and daughter Jamila) had been a “nice and friendly” neighbor and were shocked when Daily Mail Australia revealed it was her son who had been charged with the murders that shocked Australia.
A real estate photo shows the living room of Beau Lamarre-Condon’s childhood home when it went on the market for $2.27 million in 2021.
Coleen Lamarre, who the neighbor said had Indian heritage, owned the Grays Point home from 2001 until she sold it in 2021.
He first rented it after moving to his current home in Balmain in 2017.
On Wednesday, neighbors described how Coleen had lived in the Grays Point house with Mr Lamarre-Condon and his sister Jamila, occasionally having Coleen’s Indian father stay over.
They said Coleen, who had bought the house in 2001 for $358,000, before selling it in 2021 for $2.27 million, did not appear to live there with Lamarre-Condon’s father, Raymond Condon.
Coleen had at least one other partner before meeting her second husband, a sailor, and the couple married with Mr Lamarre-Condon and his sister present.
Accused cop killer Beau Lamarre-Condon grew up in the luxurious Grays Point home that became the focus of the police search.
Police arrived on North West Arm Road in Grays Point, in Sydney’s south, as they searched for the bodies of Jesse Baird (left) and her flight attendant boyfriend Luke Davies (right).
Daily Mail Australia understands Coleen sold the house and moved to a smaller property in Balmain, in Sydney’s inner west, to enjoy retired life, traveling and eating out without the responsibilities of a house and garden bigger.
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom mansion where Mr. Lamarre-Condon grew up is one of several in quiet Grays Point that has water frontage along Dents Creek before emptying into North West Arm, the giant inlet that opens to Port Hacking.
Lamarre-Condon allegedly returned to the area where he grew up overnight on Thursday last week, three days after allegedly murdering Mr Baird and Mr Davies.
Household items are seen on the walkway in front of Beau Lamarre-Condon’s childhood home after its sale in September 2021, when his mother Coleen parted with the property for $2.27 million.
The five-bedroom house overlooks Dents Creek, which flows into North West Arm and Port Hacking in a quiet location in Sydney’s south.
He is alleged to have rented a white Hi-Ace van from Mascot, near Sydney Airport, the night after the alleged murders, which he then drove to a property in Bungonia and to Lambton, near Newcastle.
On Wednesday last week, a Cronulla Club groundskeeper found bloody clothes, a phone and credit cards belonging to Mr Davies in a bin, prompting police to go to Mr Baird’s home in Brown Street, Paddington.
Officers found overturned furniture and a quantity of blood, and initially believed Baird was still alive because his phone had been active.
Officers searched the small Balmain house where Lamarre-Condon’s mother and stepfather Brett Smith live, and where he stayed occasionally.
Coleen and Smith are believed to have been on a cruise while the incident unfolded last week.
It is believed that on Thursday night last week, Lamarre-Condon drove the white van to a relative’s house, a short distance from the mansion where he grew up.
After driving to the Grays Point residence, his uncle reportedly accompanied Beau to a police station on Friday morning.
Police arrested Beau Lamarre-Condon and charged him with two counts of murder and at Waverley Local Court he was remanded in custody until April.