Qantas flight attendant Luke Davies remembered for touching act of kindness

The bodies of Sydney couple Luke Davies and Jesse Baird were found on Tuesday at a rural NSW property, after a week-long search for answers.

As Australians and the LGBTQ+ community struggle to come to terms with the devastating loss of a bright young couple, allegedly murdered at the hands of a serving NSW policeman, heartwarming stories are emerging illustrating their extraordinary kindness and compassion.

The bodies of Sydney couple Luke Davies, 29, and Jesse Baird, 26, were found on Tuesday afternoon after an exhaustive, week-long search for answers. NSW Police said accused double murderer Beau Lamarre-Condon eventually provided details over the couple's whereabouts, a location where police will allege he dumped the bodies early on the morning of Thursday, February 22.

Baird, a former Channel 10 TV personality, has been remembered by colleagues for his "big smile and talent", while Davies, a Qantas flight attendant has been praised for his generosity and dedication.

Luke Davies and Jesse Baird in an Instagram post.
Luke Davies and Jesse Baird were allegedly murdered by serving NSW Police officer Beau Lamarre-Condon. Source: Instagram

Luke Davies remembered by Qantas colleague

One such example was laid bare by Davies' former colleague, Brooke Walters, who detailed how the 29-year-old spent 14 hours on a flight caring for a severely unwell dementia patient, who was travelling to Switzerland from Sydney to visit his son one final time. Walters said Davies even worked through his break to ensure the man was properly cared for, with his wife visibly upset over his deteriorating condition.

"The wife had told him [her husband] had severe dementia, and 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," Walters told The Sydney Morning Herald.

"She was getting exhausted because every 30 seconds he was losing his memory, like a goldfish, and Luke took it upon himself to care for them constantly."

Jesse Baird and Luke Davies on Instagram.
Jesse Baird and Luke Davies are both being remembered for their kindness, generosity and their love of each other. Source: Instagram

Heartwarming generosity reduces passenger to tears

Davies spent the entire flight by the couple’s side, tucking the man into bed, comforting him every time he lost his memory, helping him with entertainment and consoling his wife when she got upset.

These acts, Walters said, reduced the man's wife to tears.

"Luke had been told they booked the flight a year and a half ago, 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," she said.

"She was so anxious the entire time, and 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 to London because she was his full-time carer."

Police at Bungonia, where the bodies of Luke Davies and Jesse Baird were found.
Police discovered the bodies of Luke Davies and Jesse Baird on Tuesday, February 27. Source: NCA

Walters said that every time she flew with Davies, he spoke of his love of adventure, travel and of his dream job. "Everyone would smile to be around him," she said.

Jesse Baird remembered by colleagues

Earlier this week, former colleague and host of The Project Sarah Harris spoke through tears as she remembered Baird. "It is hard to talk about Jesse in the past tense because he was more than just a colleague, he was our friend … a little brother," she said in an emotional address.

"One of those kids who had a big smile, big talent and even bigger heart...he was in love.

"Jesse’s family needs to know he spoke about them often and with so much love."

Exhausted search for Sydney couple's bodies comes to an end

Luke Davies and Jesse Baird vanished from Baird's Paddington home in Sydney's inner-east on February 19, with loved ones quick to raise the alarm over their disappearance. Bloodied personal items were found two days later dumped in a Cronulla skip bin, 30 kilometres south of Baird's rental, leading police to suspect foul play. Baird's home was also found to be covered in blood, police allege.

A growing memorial outside of Jesse Baird's Paddington home.
A growing memorial has been established outside of Baird's Paddington address, in Sydney's inner-east. Source: NCA

After extensive inquiries and a week of intense media coverage, serving NSW Police officer Beau Lamarre-Condon, who police say had a brief relationship with Baird prior to his relationship with Davies, handed himself in to Bondi Police Station on Friday, February 23. He was charged with two counts of murder.

After five days in custody at the Silverwater Correctional Complex in Sydney's west, and following legal advice, Lamarre-Condon allegedly provided information that led to the bodies of both men, which were found at a rural property in Bungonia, a small town in the NSW Southern Tablelands.

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