- The AFL has paid tribute to Jesse Baird
- The goal referee was allegedly murdered
- Baird was well-liked by the football community.
The football world has expressed its condolences to the families of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies after the pair were allegedly murdered in New South Wales.
Baird, 26, and her flight attendant boyfriend Mr Davies were allegedly murdered last week in a case that shocked Australia. On Tuesday, New South Wales police found the couple’s bodies stuffed in two surf bags on a rural property 180 kilometers south of Sydney.
The 26-year-old was a Channel 10 presenter and also worked as a goal umpire in the AFL. Following the discovery of Baird’s body, the AFL issued a statement paying tribute to the much-loved official.
“Jesse will be fondly remembered for his vibrant, fun-loving personality, his professionalism and his commitment to the next generation of young referees through his mentoring of State League referees; most importantly, he will be remembered for the great and affectionate person that he was. said AFL chief executive Andrew Dillon.
“The entire AFL family extends our deepest condolences to Jesse and Luke’s families, as well as our refereeing team and in general during this very difficult time.”
The AFL has paid tribute to Jesse Baird (left) following his alleged murder.
Human remains have been found in Bungonia, south of Sydney, in the search for the bodies of missing TV presenter Jesse Baird (right) and her flight attendant boyfriend Luke Davies (left).
Baird’s refereeing career spanned 62 AFL matches, including two finals, and fellow football referee and close friend Brett Rosebury said he will be remembered for his positivity.
‘Jesse was more than a colleague, he was a dear friend who I valued. I loved refereeing with him and being around him,” Rosebury said.
“As a young goalkeeper, he always brought great positivity to the team in the locker room and was very talented on and off the field.”
Goal referee Steve Piperno added: ‘HehIt leaves behind a deep void that words struggle to capture.
‘Anyone who met Jesse was struck by his incredible energy and spirit of life. “We were lucky to have him as part of our referee family.”
David Dixon, the AFL’s national goal umpire coach, said Baird was able to “put a smile on everyone’s face” and “make you feel like the most important person in every interaction”.
Following the discovery of the bodies, New South Wales Police Commissioner Karen Webb said detectives were led to the location of the bodies on Tuesday with the help of Beau Lamarre-Condon after he was questioned in jail. from Silverwater this morning.
AFL chief executive Andrew Dillon led tributes to goal umpire and Channel 10 presenter
“As a result of that, he provided assistance to the investigation and provided the location of where Luke and Jesse were,” Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said.
‘At approximately 1:00 pm today, homicide squad detectives responded to a location on Jerrara Road, Bungonia, approximately 20 minutes from the original search location, where they located what they believe to be the remains of Luke and Jesse .
‘Two surf bags were found, and some debris and other items of interest were located.
‘We will allege that he acted alone and that he is the only person responsible for the murders of Luke and Jesse.
“We will allege that he is the only person responsible for placing Luke and Jesse’s bodies at their current location.”