Australia: New phone data reveals search for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez was in the wrong place - as he'd walked AWAY from his hostel, not towards it after leaving bar - - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

Australia New phone data reveals search for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez was in the wrong place - as he'd walked AWAY from his hostel, not towards it after leaving bar

17:15  08 november  2019
17:15  08 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Bombshell in Theo Hayez case as Byron Bay locals claim volunteers were turned away when they offered to help look for the backpacker after he mysteriously vanished

  Bombshell in Theo Hayez case as Byron Bay locals claim volunteers were turned away when they offered to help look for the backpacker after he mysteriously vanished George and Miriam Healy, from Galway, said they were treated like a 'ping pong ball' as they were shuffled between the SES and police in the wake of Theo's disappearance in Byron Bay.George and Miriam Healy, originally from Galway, said they were treated like a 'ping pong ball' as their requests to help were sent back and forth between the State Emergency Service and the police in the wake of the teenager's disappearance.

New phone data reveals search for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez was in the Theo Hayez was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar in Byron Bay at about 11pm on May 31. Pictured: The real route Theo travelled as searchers directed their efforts towards the hostel the

NSW police have suspended the search for Belgian man Theo Hayez , who went missing in Byron Bay a month ago. Hayez , 18, was last seen leaving the Theo ’s father, Laurent Hayez , arrived in the country earlier on June and made an emotional plea for help finding his son. “I promised Theo ’s little

a person posing for the camera: Theo Hayez was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar in Byron Bay at about 11pm on May 31© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Theo Hayez was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar in Byron Bay at about 11pm on May 31

Searchers spent weeks looking for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez in places he never was, new information from his phone has revealed.

The 22-year-old disappeared after leaving the Cheeky Monkey nightclub in Byron Bay at 11pm on May 31, and has not been seen since.

Now, his final movements have been uncovered using data from his Google account - and he had travelled in the opposite direction than first thought, meaning much of the huge effort to find him had been in vain.

The never-before-seen CCTV footage that convinced Theo Hayez's family that the Belgian backpacker DID return to his Byron Bay hostel - and it could turn the case on its head

  The never-before-seen CCTV footage that convinced Theo Hayez's family that the Belgian backpacker DID return to his Byron Bay hostel - and it could turn the case on its head Theo Hayez was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar in Byron Bay, northern New South Wales after he was asked to leave because he was 'wobbly on his feet' at about 11pm on May 31.Theo was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar in Byron Bay, northern New South Wales after being asked to leave at about 11pm on May 31.

Specialist police have joined the search for a Belgian backpacker , missing on the New South Wales north coast, as authorities CCTV footage of missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez (right) in a Byron Bay bottle shop the night he disappeared. Theo Hayez was last seen about 11pm on 31 May.

The search for Belgian teenager Theo Hayez , who went missing in northern New South Wales 11 But Hayez ’s mobile phone records have helped investigators narrow down the search area to east of the It is very unusual behaviour from Theo . He is usually very regular in the contact with his family

Police and volunteer's early search efforts assumed Theo was trying to make his way back to the WakeUp! hostel where he was staying, but Theo had headed in the opposite direction.

Theo's cousin Michael Dorkhom told The Lighthouse podcast he managed to get into Theo's Google account to find precious details of his final moments, and was shocked at what he found.

The Belgium national had been seen on Cheeky Monkey's CCTV leaving the popular Byron nightspot and walking south, away from the lights of Byron's nightlife.

His Google data has now revealed Theo continued away from the main street of town, turning from Johnson St down Kingsley St into a dark, quiet, residential area.

'This is already quite odd because he is someone who doesn't know the area well and he had only been there for a couple of days, why would he go that way?' Michael said.

Mysterious case of missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez takes another turn as his parents insist he 'was not alone' when he vanished in Byron Bay

  Mysterious case of missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez takes another turn as his parents insist he 'was not alone' when he vanished in Byron Bay The 18-year-old was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar in Byron Bay, northern New South Wales, about 11pm on May 31.The 18-year-old was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar in Byron Bay, northern New South Wales, at about 11pm on May 31.

New South Wales police admit they are “baffled” by the disappearance of the young man, who was last seen Theo Hayez was last seen on 31 May leaving the Cheeky Monkey’s bar in Byron Bay. Theo used encrypted service WhatsApp the night he disappeared and his father asked for help in obtaining

Backpacker Theo Hayez is missing in Byron Bay. Credit:Facebook. " He is a conscientious Police, undercover police and sniffer dogs search for missing backpacker Theo Hayez , along He never made it home. CCTV footage of Theo Hayez walking away from Cheeky Monkey's in Byron

Theo then turned left onto Tennyson St and followed the road up towards bushland near the Youth Activity Center and Byron Bay Recreational Grounds.

He left from here, heading east and away from his hostel through more residential streets, before arriving at the Milne Track, which is an access track through bushland to Tallows Beach.

Theo followed the Milne Track before making a wayward turn to the north, and battled through thick bushland at midnight before reaching the sand at Tallows.

a woman in a forest: Theo's (pictured with his girlfriend) phone data has revealed precious information of his movements on the night he disappeared© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Theo's (pictured with his girlfriend) phone data has revealed precious information of his movements on the night he disappeared a close up of a map: Pictured: The real route Theo travelled as searchers directed their efforts towards the hostel the backpacker was staying in© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictured: The real route Theo travelled as searchers directed their efforts towards the hostel the backpacker was staying in

He made his way along the sand to Cozy Corner at the northern end of Tallows beneath the cliff under the lighthouse before his phone signal shut off.

'We have Theo': Missing backpacker Theo Hayez's family were sent a chilling message claiming he had been kidnapped and was being held hostage with a $300k ransom

  'We have Theo': Missing backpacker Theo Hayez's family were sent a chilling message claiming he had been kidnapped and was being held hostage with a $300k ransom The Belgian backpacker, 18, went missing on 31 May after leaving Cheeky Monkey's bar in Byron Bay, northern New South Wales and has never been found. In the weeks after he vanished, Theo's godfather Jean-Philippe Pector was sent a Facebook message from an account named Mike Larry.The message claimed Theo was being held prisoner in the Gold Coast and would be released if the payment was made.© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited This message was sent to Theo's godfather, Jean-Philippe Pector, from a Facebook account named Mike Larry It read: 'I am aware how scary this message is going to be. We have Theo'.

He was spotted leaving the Cheeky Monkey bar and appeared to be heading in the direction of the WakeUp! June 17: Theo 's father Laurent Hayez travels to Byron Bay to help search for his son Theo . He makes an emotional plea asking Australia to keep looking for his son and vows to stay in

A community organised search team in Byron Bay is refusing to give up hope of finding missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez . Theo 's distraught father Laurent made an emotional plea for help on Monday, 17 days after his son went missing . He said he feared his son was in grave danger and

A red line on his data track suggests Theo had been running from the Recreational Grounds all the way to Cozy Corner.

This information proved to Michael that search and rescue groups had been searching in places that Theo never was.

'This was a crucial moment because the week before that we actually spent a lot of time and resources more toward the backpackers, now looking at what Google tells us, it basically says that he did go the opposite way and he never went back,' Michael said.

a man holding a sign: Google data from Theo Hayez's phone revealed that search and rescue groups had been looking in areas that Theo had never been.© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Google data from Theo Hayez's phone revealed that search and rescue groups had been looking in areas that Theo had never been.

'It was a bit of a shocker to know that we had just spent a week looking in an area where there was nothing to be found.'

Google maps data revealed Theo had searched for directions back to the WakeUp! hostel on several occasions throughout his journey, but after each search he continued away from his destination.

The track he found himself on is secluded and hidden away from Byron town, in the kind of location you wouldn't stumble upon by accident.

This has led many including Theo's parents Laurent Hayez and Vinciane Delforge to believe that Theo was with someone on his journey.

'We believe that Theo was not alone on the night that he disappeared and that sooner or later somebody must speak out,' the now separated parents told  The Australian in a joint statement.

'We will not give up until we know what happened to Theo.'

The search for Theo was disbanded in September, with the only evidence found being the grey Puma cap he was wearing on the night he disappeared.

It was found in dense bushland near Tallows Beach.

Theo has now been missing for more than five months.

British backpacker, 22, and her Canadian travelling companion were found dead just hours after falling ill in Cambodian hostel, inquest hears .
Natalie Seymour, 22, had messaged her mother back in the UK to say she and her 27-year-old friend Abbey Gail Amisola had a severe stomach upset and were going out to get help. But hours later staff at the Monkey Republic guesthouse in Kampot, southern Cambodia, entered their room to find them dead.© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Natalie Seymour, 22 Today, a coroner investigating Ms Seymour's death returned an inconclusive open verdict after hearing she and her friend had brought an unknown over-the-counter medication.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 19
This is interesting!