Man charged with murder of missing Sydney couple

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Man charged with murder of missing Sydney couple

Jesse Baird

A 28-year-old man has been charged with murdering missing Australian TV personality Jesse Baird and his boyfriend Luke Davies.

Police launched a frantic search on Wednesday after the couple’s bloodied items were found in a bin near Sydney.

Beau Lamarre, a police officer and Mr Baird’s ex-boyfriend, handed himself in for questioning on Friday.

Detectives say they are yet to locate the men’s bodies or confirm their cause of death.

Police allege the couple were killed on Monday inside Mr Baird’s house in Paddington, an inner Sydney suburb, before their bodies were moved in a white van.

The van – captured at the scene on CCTV footage – was found in Sydney’s south on Friday morning.

But New South Wales Police have said a bullet matching Mr Lamarre’s work-issued gun was found at the crime scene in Paddington, as was a “significant” amount of blood.

The gun was found in a safe at a police station in Sydney, Detective Supt Danny Doherty told reporters.

Mr Baird had been a presenter and red carpet reporter on Network 10’s morning show Studio 10 until the programme was axed in December, while Mr Davies was a flight attendant for Qantas.

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