New South Wales cop's alleged decoy texts revealed as search for missing Sydney couple's bodies continues

  • 25/02/2024

As New South Wales police continue to search for the bodies of a Sydney couple, text messages allegedly sent by accused killer Beau Lamarre from one of the victim's phones have been revealed.    

Former Channel 10 presenter Jesse Baird and Qantas flight attendant Luke Davies were allegedly killed by NSW Senior Constable Lamarre in Baird's home.

However, Lamarre refuses to tell police what happened or where the bodies are.   

Detectives allege Lamarre killed Baird, 26 and Davies, 29, then hired a van to help get rid of their bodies, but aren't entirely sure of the exact timeline. 

Their investigation so far has spanned the city with blood-stained clothes in Cronulla and a bloodied scene at Baird's home in Paddington. 

Police have now revealed that two text messages were allegedly sent from former Baird's phone by Lamarre, telling the alleged murder victim's housemates he was moving interstate, according to The Sunday Telegraph.   

Lamarre seemingly sent the texts to give the false illusion that Baird was still alive. 

In the first message sent to Baird's housemates, Lamarre allegedly said he intended to put furniture into storage as he was moving to Perth on Thursday.    

In the second message, he reportedly told the housemates to put furniture, including a bedhead, onto the street.   

A police source said the faked messages appeared to be "quite an amateur attempt at creating a story so people would not be suspicious when the victim never returned home," according to The Daily Telegraph.   

Police will allege that Lamarre murdered the two men inside Baird's Paddington home sometime between 12am and 5:30am on Tuesday and then used a hired Toyota HiAce to transport and dispose of the couple's bodies.   

It will also be alleged that Lamarre used his police-issued Glock pistol to commit the alleged murders.   

Lamarre had previously dated Baird, and relatives told police their break-up was "bitter".   

It's understood Baird and Lamarre broke up only a few months ago and Baird's relationship with Davies was announced on Instagram in the past two weeks with a picture of the pair at a beach.

Baird had also reportedly told his friends he was being stalked.   

Lamarre appeared before Waverley Local Court on Friday afternoon and did not apply for bail and his case was adjourned to April 23.