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Theo Hayez is missing in Byron Bay, a beautiful beachside town on Australia’s most easterly mainland point, frequently in the spotlight for its famous residents. Theo's from Brussels. He's 18 and on a backpacking holiday when he vanishes in May 2019. Behind the scenes local volunteers who've never met Theo begin searching and investigating with his family, parallel to a major police investigation.
At the request of Theo's family, The Australian newspaper's national crime correspondent David Murray joins the unofficial search party to investigate the mysterious disappearance for a new podcast series, The Lighthouse. Theo left a local bar around 11pm. As the search narrows to the area around the 118-year-old Cape Byron Lighthouse, a range of theories emerge.
From the newspaper that brought you The Teacher's Pet and Who The Hell is Hamish, The Lighthouse investigates all possible scenarios as it takes you inside an extraordinary search.
To read more about the disappearance of Theo Hayez, and access exclusive photos and video material, go to www.lighthousepodcast.com.au.

The Lighthouse The Australian

    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 398 Ratings

Theo Hayez is missing in Byron Bay, a beautiful beachside town on Australia’s most easterly mainland point, frequently in the spotlight for its famous residents. Theo's from Brussels. He's 18 and on a backpacking holiday when he vanishes in May 2019. Behind the scenes local volunteers who've never met Theo begin searching and investigating with his family, parallel to a major police investigation.
At the request of Theo's family, The Australian newspaper's national crime correspondent David Murray joins the unofficial search party to investigate the mysterious disappearance for a new podcast series, The Lighthouse. Theo left a local bar around 11pm. As the search narrows to the area around the 118-year-old Cape Byron Lighthouse, a range of theories emerge.
From the newspaper that brought you The Teacher's Pet and Who The Hell is Hamish, The Lighthouse investigates all possible scenarios as it takes you inside an extraordinary search.
To read more about the disappearance of Theo Hayez, and access exclusive photos and video material, go to www.lighthousepodcast.com.au.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
398 Ratings

398 Ratings

Tricia45 ,

Hope

Hopefully this podcast will bring some closure for the family by somebody coming forward with information!
I’m sure someone knows something
Thoughts and prayers for Theo

gobblerboyhggg ,

Bob

Very nice and relaxing in my opinion

Anotherusername123456789 ,

Dear tuiviv

What you have written is very insensitive to Theo’s loved ones and the wonderful people of Byron Bay, who have been tirelessly searching and physically fine-combing Byron Bay for any clues the might help to find Theo for the last 5 months. It’s not “another story”, it’s real and happening right now. Theo’s case has only been shone light due to these wonderful people who have worked diligently around the clock.

Every tragedy is a tragedy that deserves to be mourned and remembered. I understand where you’re coming from (because racism and discrimination are real in Australia and I have experienced this myself) but there is absolutely no repetition involved in these podcasts as each of them relates to a different person, a different tragedy and different people grieving the loss of their loved one.

Instead of saying “oh this is just another story, so sick of it”, why don’t you invest that time into starting a movement like the Byron Bay residents have for Theo for the causes that you believe in?

When you see in the news about school kids in USA being shot dead by a lunatic, do you also perk up and say “Oh well, that’s just another mass killing. It’s so repetitive”?

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