A leading criminologist has revealed investigators’ next step after the remains of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies were discovered inside a shallow grave after they were allegedly murdered by a New South Wales police officer.
Xanthe Mallett told Sunrise that police would now prepare a brief of evidence against Constable Beaumont Lamarre-Condon.
The 28-year-old has been charged with the murders of Baird, 26, and Davies, 29, and is currently behind bars at Silverwater Jail in western Sydney while his matter remains before the courts.
The bodies of former television reporter Jesse Baird (right), 26, and fellow flight attendant Luke Davies (left), 29, were discovered in surf bags buried at a property in Bungonia on Wednesday.
Xanthe Mallett, a leading criminologist and forensic anthropologist, said police would now prepare a brief of evidence against Beaumont Lamarre-Condon.
Police allege the celebrity hunter-turned-cop shot the couple with his service weapon at the Paddington home Baird was renting on Monday morning.
He then allegedly dumped the men’s bodies on a rural property in Bungonia, in the Southern Tablelands, sometime between Wednesday morning and Thursday night.
“The police need to put together a solid body of evidence against Beau, a summary of evidence will be compiled and given to the defense and at that time we will be able to hear more about some of the information that has come to light,” said Dr. Mallett said.
“So we’re thinking about a few months in the future when we can get to what we call an indictment hearing when we hear some of that evidence.”
Police set up another crime scene in bushland on the edge of Grays Point Oval (pictured) in Sydney’s south earlier on Tuesday after traces of blood were discovered.
Lamarre-Condon was arrested and charged on Friday after handing himself in at Bondi police station following a highly publicized search for the missing couple.
At 11 a.m. Wednesday, investigators visited Lamarre-Condon in jail, where he allegedly told them where Bairds and Davies’ bodies were buried.
The bodies were later found in surf bags located near a fence, partially hidden by rocks and debris.
“They had the information to formulate the accusation of double homicide very soon, even without the body,” said the criminologist.
Police are still on the Bungonia property, where the arduous task of collecting evidence continues.
“Today we will focus on continuing the search in the area,” said New South Wales Police Commissioner Karen Webb.