The reason why Beau Lamarre-Condon waited days to tell police where he allegedly dumped the bodies of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies

  • The bodies of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies were found on Tuesday

Accused double-murderer Beau Lamarre-Condon waited until he had finally spoken with a lawyer before allegedly telling police where they could find the bodies of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies.

Police announced at a press conference on Tuesday they were ‘very confident’ they had located the bodies of Mr Baird, 26, and Mr Davies, 29, at a property in Bungonia, about 180km south of Sydney.

Lamarre-Condon, 28, allegedly shot dead the pair at Mr Baird’s rented terrace in Paddington, in the inner suburbs of Sydney, last Monday with his police-issued Glock pistol.

He handed himself in to police on Friday and was charged with two counts of murder – but had refused until Tuesday morning to tell detectives where the bodies were.

During a press conference that afternoon, NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Michael Fitzgerald was asked why the accused had finally cooperated.

the reason why beau lamarre-condon waited days to tell police where he allegedly dumped the bodies of jesse baird and luke davies

Police believe they have found the bodies of missing men Jesse Baird (right) and Luke Davies (left)

It is believed Detective Sergeant Pinazza, the Officer in Charge, and another officer, Detective Chief Inspector Glen Browne, were the cops who visited the accused at Silverwater prison at about 11am on Tuesday.

It was during this meeting that Lamarre-Condon, a former celebrity blogger turned senior constable in the NSW Police, allegedly told them where the bodies were located.

He had previously refused to assist police in finding the two men’s remains but changed his tune after lawyering up.

Police located the bodies three hours later, by about 1pm, and within minutes they had informed the families of Baird and Davies.

‘The accused finally obtained legal counsel this morning and we were subsequently straight out to jail and asked for his assistance,’ Assistant Commissioner Fitzgerald told reporters.

‘There was an attempted interview with him [when he was first arrested] but this is the first time he has willingly told us information.’

the reason why beau lamarre-condon waited days to tell police where he allegedly dumped the bodies of jesse baird and luke davies

Police revealed on Tuesday they were ‘very confident’ they had located the bodies of Mr Baird, 26, and Mr Davies, 29, at a property in Bungonia, south of Sydney

the reason why beau lamarre-condon waited days to tell police where he allegedly dumped the bodies of jesse baird and luke davies

Lamarre-Condon is alleged to have driven to the Southern Tablelands last Wednesday in a rented van with an acquaintance and bought an angle driver and padlock on the way

Before the breakthrough interview at Silverwater prison, investigators had been scouring a remote property in Bungonia earlier in the week, including several dams, but could not find the remains.

The bodies were eventually uncovered at a second crime scene at another location in the same suburb about 20 minutes away.

POLICE TIMELINE OF EVENTS

Monday

9.50am: Gunshots heard in Paddington but not reported to police

9.54am: Triple-0 call made from Jesse Baird’s phone but it disconnected

He rents a white Toyota HiAce van

Tuesday

Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon makes partial admissions about his role in the deaths of Mr Baird and Mr Davies to a former police officer

Wednesday

11am: Bloodied belongings of Mr Davies and Mr Baird found in skip bin in Cronulla

Around midday, Constable Lamarre-Condon heads south of Sydney to the Southern Tablelands area with a female acquaintance

He stops at a store in Goulburn and buys an angle grinder and a padlock

He then buys weights and torches

He leaves the acquaintance at the gate of a rural property while he drives off for about 30 minutes

Thursday

4.30am Constable Lamarre-Condon leaves the Bungonia area and heads to Newcastle where he uses a hose to clean the rented HiAce van

Friday

5am He leaves Newcastle and drives to Grays Point, in the city’s south

10.39am Constable Lamarre-Condon hands himself into police

2pm: He is charged with two counts of murder and refuses to cooperate with police

Monday

Police divers search several dams at a remote property in Bungonia, 180km south of Sydney, without finding any trace of the missing men

Tuesday

Two more crime scenes are sealed off at Grays Point, near Cronulla in Sydney’s south, close to Lamarre-Condon’s childhood home and at a location in the Royal National Park

11am: Lamarre-Condon agrees to speak to detectives and assist them in the hunt for the bodies

1pm: Two bodies stuffed into surf bags and partially hidden by rocks and debris are located 20 minutes’ drive away from the Bungonia dams that were searched on Monday.

Lamarre-Condon was alleged to have driven to the area last Wednesday in a rented van with an acquaintance and bought an angle driver and padlock on the way.

He was alleged to have cut through a padlocked gate to access a private road and left the acquaintance for 30 minutes while he allegedly disposed of the bodies.

He then returned to Sydney, but police allege he bought weights at 11pm that night before driving back to Bungonia again where they allege he may have then moved the bodies to a new location.

The van is alleged to have left the Bungonia area around 4.30am on Thursday in a possible attempt to move the bodies to a new location, police say.

Two surfboard bags were found at the crime scene.

‘An attempt appears to have been made to cover the bodies with rock and debris,’ Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said.

Mr Baird and Mr Davies’ families have been informed of the update in the investigation.

Lamarre-Condon has been suspended from the NSW Police Force without pay.

NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said there will be an investigation into how the accused was able to allegedly commit two murders with his police gun.

‘That can never happen again,’ she said.

‘We have to look to ways to mitigate that risk in way we can.’

She also said there will be a review into the internal systems and access around police firearms.

The switch of focus followed new details emerging of Lamarre-Condon reportedly undergoing surgery hours after he is accused of gunning down the two men.

The celebrity chaser-turned-police officer is said to have been booked in for an operation on his stomach last Tuesday, 24 hours after the couple were allegedly killed.

A timeline outlined by NSW Police Deputy Commissioner David Hudson on Monday alleged Lamarre-Condon, 28, shot the couple at Mr Baird’s home in Paddington, in Sydney’s east, at 9.50am last Monday.

Lamarre-Condon is alleged to have hired a white Toyota HiAce van from Sydney Airport before returning to the $3million rented terrace home to collect their bodies on Monday night when the van was caught outside the home on CCTV.

On Tuesday, police allege the cop made ‘partial admissions’ about the killings to an acquaintance, but the alarm was only raised on Wednesday after the couple’s bloodied clothes and possessions were found in a skip in Cronulla in Sydney’s south.

Lamarre-Condon is believed to have gone into hospital for day surgery last Tuesday – a day after the alleged shooting, 2GB Radio reported.

The day after the surgery, Lamarre-Condon is alleged to have driven the van 180km south of Sydney to Bungonia with a female acquaintance to a remote property in an apparent bid to dispose of the bodies at one of several dams.

Lamarre-Condon then allegedly drove the van to Newcastle, 165km north of Sydney, arriving around 8.30pm on Thursday at the home of police constable pal Renee Fortuna where he allegedly borrowed a hose to clean the vehicle.

There is no suggestion whatsoever Ms Fortuna knew what Lamarre-Condon had allegedly done or was involved in any criminal act.

Lamarre-Condon is alleged to have then driven back to Sydney to his uncle Brian Lamarre’s home in Grays Point, in Sydney’s south, before dawn on Friday morning and later handed himself in at Bondi police station at 10.39am.

the reason why beau lamarre-condon waited days to tell police where he allegedly dumped the bodies of jesse baird and luke davies

Police are seen conducting a search at Bungonia, in the NSW Southern Tablelands, on Monday

the reason why beau lamarre-condon waited days to tell police where he allegedly dumped the bodies of jesse baird and luke davies

Floral tributes from friends, family and well-wishers festoon the porch outside the home of Jesse Baird in Paddington

Police revealed they had worked tirelessly around the clock to find the men since the alarm was raised last Wednesday, but admitted a fruitless search of dams at Bungonia on Monday had left them ‘extremely deflated’.

‘I am exhausted, I’ve barely eaten or slept,’ said Detective Sergeant Sasha Pinazza, the officer in charge of the investigation.

‘We went home last night, extremely deflated. But it’s not in our nature to give up.

‘We rallied again this morning and have come across a wonderful result for the families.’

Top cop reveals why some alleged killers refuse to say where the bodies of their victims are 

Criminal psychologist Tim Watson-Munro said some alleged murderers didn’t disclose where their victims were buried because they enjoyed the power and media attention that came with ‘controlling the narrative’.

‘In general terms, some people enjoy the game, they enjoy the power, and they enjoy the limelight – perverse as that is,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday.

‘I mean, there’s a presumption of innocence with this bloke, and in this instance, I think we have to steer away from him and his mindset.

‘But the question is, you know. Why do some people not cooperate in that way?

‘It’s about power, it’s about attention. And it’s about probably wanting to control the narrative for as long as they can.’

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