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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 new...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 2,991 ratings
“For change to happen in any community, the initiative must come from the individual.” Well done David Murray. The police acknowledged Theo was not drunk & I assume their decision was based on CCTV from Cheeky Monkeys and everyone who was interviewed from the BBQ (not just another drunken...Read full review »
sunshinebookclub via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/20/20
Doesn’t go anywhere
This is in the true crime category but there’s no evidence of a crime. Could have been done in one episode rather than a whole series
djfjehehhsbshe via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/16/20
Heartbreaking but Uplifting
The search for the lost backpacker in Byron Bay Australia is both heartbreaking and uplifting. I absolutely could not stop listening. This is a fantastic podcast that brings these people to life, and tells the story in a spellbinding way. Deepest condolences to Theo’s parents who lived in...Read full review »
alice in wibderland via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/20
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
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
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