- Housemates look for new rental after alleged double murder
- Police allege Jesse Baird and Luke Davies were murdered on February 19.
- The bodies were apparently left in the yard overnight, wrapped in a tarp.
- Beau Lamarre-Condon has been charged with two counts of murder
- READ MORE: New details emerge about alleged killer cop
Jesse Baird’s housemates are understood to be planning to leave the small Sydney terrace where he and boyfriend Luke Davies were allegedly murdered, wrapped in a tarp and left overnight on their limestone-clad patio.
Beau Lamarre-Condon, who previously had a “friends with benefits” arrangement with Mr Baird before the Studio 10 host ended things in November, allegedly used his police-issued Glock pistol to shoot the couple three times inside the rental house in Paddington at approximately 9.50am on Monday 19 February.
He then allegedly placed the bodies in the yard, covered them with a tarp and used Mr Baird’s phone to tell his two housemates he was moving to Perth and asked if they could leave their belongings on the front nature strip.
The housemates returned to the property later on Monday and found the place in disarray. They then went to bed not knowing that Baird and her boyfriend were dead outside, 7News reported.
The three-bedroom terrace was rented last April for $1,200 a week and, according to the online listing, has a “northeast-facing limestone-clad patio” and is “ideal for entertaining.”
The bodies of Jesse Baird and his boyfriend Luke Davies were allegedly wrapped in a tarp and placed on this Paddington terrace patio that Mr Baird rented with two housemates.
Jesse Baird, 26 (left) and Luke Davies, 28 (right), were allegedly shot three times.
The patio opens to the rear of the property through a roll-up door and could function as a carport, but it is a small space and would barely fit a vehicle.
Daily Mail Australia understands Mr Baird’s housemates have already applied to live in another rental property after the tragedy, and may have ended their tenancy at the Paddington home a few months earlier.
Deputy Commissioner Michael Fitzgerald said Wednesday that Lamarre-Condon did not expect to find Davies inside the home when he arrived.
“We will strongly assert in our case that this murder was premeditated and that the second murder occurred, unfortunately, due to Luke’s presence in the house,” he told 9News.
Lamarre-Condon had originally purchased a surfboard bag from a shop in Miranda, about 20 kilometers south of Paddington, two days before the alleged murders.
Police allege he bought it with the intention of using it to hide Mr Baird’s body, but one bag was not enough.
Mr Fitzgerald said: “After the incidents he went back and bought another surfboard cover.”
Beau Lamarre-Condon (pictured) has been charged with two counts of murder
He allegedly rented a white Toyota HiAce van and moved the bodies the next day, Tuesday, February 20, to a property in Bungonia, about 180 kilometers southwest of Sydney.
The bodies were allegedly buried in a shallow grave in the fence of a property on Jerrara Road. Police discovered the remains on Tuesday, February 27.
Earlier on Thursday it was revealed that it will be alleged in court that Lamarre-Condon used bullets stolen from a shooting range to load the gun.
After the alleged murders, he apparently returned his pistol to Balmain police station, where he worked as a senior constable, with a full magazine, as if it had not been fired.
In the days after the tragedy, friends and passers-by left bouquets of flowers in front of Paddington Terrace.
Sunflowers, roses, dahlias, chrysanthemums and tulips were placed along the property’s iron gates in scenes reminiscent of the mountains of flowers left in public places after Princess Diana’s death.
Lamarre-Condon has been charged with two counts of murder and will appear in court at a later date.
He has now been fired from the police.
A sea of flowers was left outside the house where police allege TV presenter Jesse Baird and fellow flight attendant Luke Davies were murdered (pictured)