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It’s six weeks today since Belgian backpacker Théo Hayez disappeared during a night out in Byron Bay, and after weeks of searching, his parents Vinciane Delforge and Laurent Hayez will head home to Belgium tomorrow.

Echonetdaily spoke to Laurent who said he will be back in Australia soon. ‘We are leaving on Saturday,’ he said. ‘It is important that we go home and see family and spend time with Théo’s little brother Lucas.’

Laurent said this is not the end of the search for him, he will be back soon.

Laurent, Vinciane and Théo’s cousin Lisa have become very much part of the Byron Shire community in recent weeks and they are beyond grateful for the love and support and physical help they have received.

With the aid of the locals they have tirelessly scoured the area looking for any trace of Théo, but Laurent says it’s time to go home and connect with family and regroup before returning to Byron Bay. ‘This is not the end. I will be back in early August and will continue looking for Théo.’

Théo was last seen about 11pm on Friday May 31 at Cheeky Monkey’s on Jonson Street. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, even if you just saw a glimpse of Théo on the night of May 31 or the previous few days, the family implore you to make contact. Any and all details can help in the overall ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any information about Théo is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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6 COMMENTS

  1. Can you please let this poor family know I am praying for them? This is a terrible thing to have happened. I give the Echo Daily permission to give them my email address if they feel the need for support via email, also. Thank you.

  2. I was in Byron …. for someone who had only been there like him a couple of days I’m wondering if he got disorientated somehow ? He was looking (from the footage) very intently at his phone… we all wish we knew what it was he was looking at. He seemed to wander over to one side of the foot path?
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    I think most who know his story ( most now do) will be looking in every nook for any trace of him. Sometimes things come to light in weeks months or even years. Let’s hope it’s soon

  3. To Theo Hayez’s beautiful family. I am so very sad that you haven’t found your son Theo. From Australia I send love and peace to you all and hope with all my heart you will find Theo soon.

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