New video of Theo Hayez released
A new video of missing Belgium tourist Theo Hayez has been released today, as the search for the teen enters its third month.
In the clip, Mr Hayez is seen standing by an airport luggage carousal. His cousin Lisa, who is filming says, "look what I found," before the pair start laughing. Beaming, Mr Hayez waves at the camera as they walk out of the airport.
The video was uploaded to the Facebook page "Looking for Theo Hayez" to raise awareness for the 18-year-old backpacker who vanished in Byron Bay.
"Théo is not just an image on a MISSING poster, he is a son, a brother, a cousin and friend... he is beautiful YOUNG MAN in the prime of his life who has disappeared without a trace... We believe SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING," the post read.
The video was uploaded as the teen's father Laurent Hayez, this week returned to Byron Bay to resume the search for his son and find answers.
The teenager planned to travel around Australia for eight months with his cousin, but on May 31 Mr Hayez disappeared from Byron Bay without a trace.
There has been little clues to his whereabouts since.
Mr Hayez was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkeys Bar on Friday, May 31 at 11pm. He disappeared on his third night in Byron.
He was seen on CCTV nearby, and the last "ping" from his phone was recorded on June 1 in the area around the Cape Byron Lighthouse.
Despite an extensive air, land and sea search operation, which involved multiple agencies across police, SES volunteers and surf life-saving groups, Mr Hayez has not been seen or heard from since.
On June 17, Laurent Hayez made an emotional appeal to the Australian public after flying in from Belgium to join the search for his son.
"When I left Belgium I promised Theo's little brother Lucas that I would bring his brother home, please help me keep my promise to him," he said.
The formal police search was suspended July 3, but volunteers haven't stopped looking for the teenager.
In July, a group found a dark-coloured hat similar to the one Mr Hayez was seen wearing on the CCTV vision, which has been sent off for DNA testing.
In late August a volunteer team from Search Dogs Sydney also searched bushland around the lighthouse and other possible areas Mr Hayez travelled.
Anyone who has any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or forward information anonymously to: PO Box 208 Suffolk Park, NSW 2481.
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