Theo Hayez Bio-Wiki

Theo Hayez was a Belgian man who disappeared in the Cape Byron area. He was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkey’s bar in Byron Bay at approximately 11:00 pm on 31 May 2019.

Theo Hayez Age

He was born in Belgium in 2001 and disappeared on 31 May 2019 when he was 18 years old.

Theo Hayez’s Parents, Siblings

Hayez was born in Belgium to his loving parents who are Laurent Hayez (father) and Viciane Delforged (mother). In addition, he had a little brother namely Lucas Delforged.

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Theo arrived in Australia in late 2018 on a working holiday visa. He disappeared a week before he was due to fly to Belgium (home). His family called New South Wales police on the 6 of June 2019, concerned about his lack of contact and that he had failed to return to his accommodation. The Wake-Up! the hostel where Thomas was staying also called the police on that same day, three days after Hayez failed to check out. His personal assets, including his passport, were still in his room.


Australian police conducted searches along with helicopters, drones,  trackers, divers, cadaver dogs, and rock climbers. Hayez’s parents, Laurent Hayez and Vinciane Delforge, traveled to Australia to assist in the searches in June 2019.

His father made a plea to the Australian people to help in the searches; “When I left Belgium I promised Théo’s little brother, Lucas, I would bring his brother home, please assist me in keeping my promise to him”.

Hayez’s final phone signal was determined to be in the proximity of Cape Byron on the 1st of June 2019. Investigations in conjunction with Google and Hayez’s family suggest the last possible whereabouts in the vicinity of Cosy Corner, Tallow Beach. Messaging platform Whatsapp cooperated with NSW Police in the endeavor to recover chat logs from the night.

Nevertheless, the information Whatsapp could offer was limited due to encryption. The Hayez family carried on to push the authorities to maintain a focus on the case and to follow up on leads. In July, a grey Puma hat, similar to the one Theo was wearing when he was last seen, was found in bushland at Tallow Beach by society search volunteers who had responded to the family’s plight in the months afterward.

As the case slowed down, the official police theory became that Hayez fell from the cliffs near the lighthouse as a “misadventure”.The reasons for Hayez to be there after midnight are various: he was lost; he was misdirected by Google Maps; he was under the effect of drugs or alcohol; he was suicidal; he was taken there by a local (given the knowledge needed to travel the bush route at night); he was heading for a party; or, he was hurt or attacked by someone.

Furthermore, the absence of a body could be explained by human intervention, being taken by a shark, being lost in the bush, or being swept away by tides. A coroner’s inquest was set for November 2021.


The case soon became recognized in Australia and Europe and interest continued for more than two years later. Per Hayez’s family’s request, David Murray, an Australian national crime correspondent joined the searches. Murray spent three months with the unofficial search party and documented the case in late 2019 in a 6-part Australian crime podcast called The Lighthouse.

Liz Hayes Height

Hayes has an estimated height of 5 feet 7 inches equaling 1.7 meters.

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