5 episodes

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
    • 4.6, 802 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

4.6 out of 5
802 Ratings

802 Ratings

lilykiemaree ,

So good

Please release the next episode
Need it now

Tum45 ,

A good start

They need to be consistent with their release dates if they are not going to release the entire season at once. I thought The Australian would understand media consumption??!

Dezibro ,

Tragic gripping mystery

Absolute tragedy for this young strong man and his clearly close knit loving family. The Byron community has pulled strongly together to help but the frustration must be indescribable. This journo is doing a remarkable job to weave this mysterious tale and uncovering fascinating elements. I fervently hope his work will lead to the truth of what really happened to Theo Hayez (someone knows something crucial) to release the family from this living hell of not knowing what happened to their beloved son. Absolutely gripping listening.

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