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The Lighthouse
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...
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4.6 stars from 2,542 ratings
I have listened to this intriguing podcast so many times now. It’s so, so good.
FlipingFifi via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/31/20
Would’ve be good to actually be able to see all the information on the website ie location maps etc without having to pay a subscription fee. Hope you continue to work with the family to get Theo’s story out there and found. I’d suggest taking the paywall down.
plymb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/20
Excellent details, compelling natural narration, beautifully sensitive to dear deeply loved, lost boy. The dedicated locals and their anecdotes and theories were a well justified inclusion as were clever compassionate police-work,and insight into police station life as well. The illumination for...Read full review »
SandyLove010161 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/15/20
Recent Episodes
Six months after Theo’s mysterious disappearance, fresh revelations are opening new possibilities on what happened that night in Byron Bay. His father Laurent returns to Australia to walk through the bush at night for the first time, and the local community organises a ceremony to maintain...
Published 12/06/19
The mystery of an abandoned campsite next to the Tallow Beach sand dunes adds new urgency to the search for Theo. Who lived there, and did they know anything about what happened to him the night he disappeared? And some recent history around the Cosy Corner cliffs presents a possible scenario for...
Published 11/29/19
Byron Bay is known an idyllic tourist town where celebrities and influencers spend their summers. But as the locals know, there's a darker side to life here. Retracing Theo's path through the Arakwal National Park raises more questions and contradictions about what happened the night he...
Published 11/22/19
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