Slain flight attendant Luke Davies remembered for act of kindness on one of last Qantas flights

A colleague of Qantas flight attendant Luke Davies, who was allegedly killed by serving police officer Beau Lamarre-Condon, has described his above and beyond act of kindness on one of his last flights.

After days of searching across several crime scenes, police found the bodies of Mr Davies, 29, and his partner Jesse Baird, 26, near Bungonia, two hours south of Sydney on Tuesday afternoon.

Senior constable Lamarre-Condon was charged with killing Channel 10 star Mr Baird – who he briefly dated – and Mr Davies.

The couple were allegedly shot dead at Mr Baird’s Paddington home on February 19.

One of Mr Davies’ fellow Qantas cabin crew has spoken of how he spent more than eight hours caring for a man with severe dementia on a flight from Sydney to Singapore just three weeks ago.

Brooke Walters said Mr Davies was working the first class cabin when a passenger informed him that her husband was highly impaired by the condition.

The couple were headed to Europe to see their son on what would likely be the man’s last major trip.

“She was really saddened by it because she kept saying he was the most beautiful husband and kindest man, and she was losing him to this cruel disease,” Ms Walters told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Her husband was constantly losing his memory while she was exhausted.

“Luke took it upon himself to care for them constantly,” Ms Walters said.

Ms Davies was said to be by the couple’s side, reassuring the husband, tucking him in, putting on a movie and even consoling his wife when she became upset.

The couple had booked the flight 18 months ago when he was able to travel more easily.

“But the husband had deteriorated in the last three months really badly, so it was going to be their last trip to see their son, and Luke wanted it to be as comfortable as possible,” Ms Walters told the SMH.

“Luke was able to support not only herself but the husband and make sure she was able to get the rest she needed before their next 14-hour flight”.

It was a level of care that Ms Walters said brought her to tears at the time.

She said Mr Davies loved travelling and was appreciative of his job. He joined Qantas in 2022 in Brisbane and it was only in November that he began flying on international flights out of Sydney.

“Everyone would smile to be around him”.

Bodies found in surf bags

Karen Webb, commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force, said the discovery of the couple’s bodies was made with information provided by Constable Lamarre-Condon.

He had previously refused to co-operate, police claim, but finally did so after advice from a lawyer.

Investigators interviewed him again on Tuesday morning at Silverwater Prison, which is when he revealed their location, police say.

Police found the bodies three hours later, by about 1pm, in two surf bags.

“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 family of Mr Baird and Mr Davies later arrived at a crime scene on Jerrara Rd, Bungonia on Tuesday.

“The first phone call was to the families, to let them know,” detective superintendent Danny Doherty said.

As well as the two surf bags containing the men’s bodies, police found “other items of interest of significance” along the fence line at the rural property.

“A driveway goes up to a property and a fence line there and it’s off the side of the driveway,” Det Supt Doherty said.

“An attempt appears to have been made to cover the bodies with rock and debris.”

Blood and a bullet cartridge matched to constable Lamarre-Condon’s service weapon were found at the share house Mr Baird lived in at Brown St, Paddington, police allege.

He added that police will allege the surf bags were used to transport their bodies from the Paddington property in a rented van.

The van was seen outside the inner-city terrace house and later tracked to a property at Bungonia, as well as a suburb of Newcastle before being found parked in Sydney’s southern suburbs on February 23, police allege.

Detectives also allege constable Lamarre-Condon bought an angle grinder and weights as part of his efforts to conceal the men’s bodies.

Police claim he had shown “predatory” behaviour towards Mr Baird since they had a relationship in late 2023.

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