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Police are frustrated at lack of leads on young missing backpacker Theo Hayez in Australia



Theo Hayez in Australia is ramping up with dozens of volunteers joining State Emergency Service and police crews combing dense bushland and cliff areas around Cape Byron, south of Brisbane, 18 days after the Belgian teen was last seen.

Police briefing searchers on Tuesday morning said their focus was on looking for a smartphone and any other property in the area that might belong to Hayez.

 Police are frustrated by the lack of fresh leads on the disappearance of backpacker Theo Hayez, who is missing in Australia's Byron Bay

FACEBOOK [19659005] Police have been frustrated by the lack of fresh leads on the disappearance of Backpacker Theo Hayez, who is missing in Australia's Byron Bay

Detective Inspector Matt Kehoe said about 35 State Emergency Service (SES) personnel, 15 special operations police officers, and 20-30 members of the public were involved in the search on Tuesday.

The search would be "very intense," Inspector Kehoe told volunteers, with police and SES going shoulder to shoulder on their hands and knees through steep , dense scrubland

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The search continues at The Pass in Byron Bay for Hayez

Their focus will be on the area between Wategos Beach and The Pass, on the western side of Cape Byron, because telecommunication records indicated that this may have been the location of Hayez's last activity on his phone before it ran out of battery

Inspector Kehoe said searchers were looking for "any piece of evidence "related to Theo, including his phone – understood to be a neon purple Oppo device

" The phone is what we know about … but we are not limiting our search just to a mobile phone, " he said. "On Monday, police confirmed the final ping from Hayes' phone was recorded at 1.42pm on June 1, more than 12 hours after he was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkeys bar in Byron Bay's CBD.

Hayez 'distraught father Laurant Hayez spoke with media on Monday after arriving in Australia on Friday, pleading with messaging provider WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, to give police access to Theo's ” style=”width:100%;display:inline-block”/>

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Missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez, wearing a black hooded jumper, inside a liquor store in Byron Bay

"We know that Theo used WhatsApp the night he had disappeared.We understand the politics of confidentiality and respect that.This is a question of providing assistance to a person in grave danger," Hayez said. ] "It is vital that investigators get access to Theo's WhatsApp account without delay. Every minute counts."

While WhatsApp can not recover the contents of encrypted conversations, it can provide authorities with information

 Inspector Matt Kehoe shows a photo of the phone searchers are, as a user name, photo, service start date, last seen date, IP address, email address, numbers blocked or blocked by the user or other basic subscriber information.

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Inspector Matt Kehoe shows a photo of the phone seekers are looking for

A police spokeswoman said WhatsApp was assisting with inquiries on Tuesday

Authorities were initially alerted it's Theo's disappearance on June 6 after he failed to check out the Wake Up!

His belongings, including his passport, were later found inside his room, sparking fears for his safety.

He was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkeys bar in town about 11pm on Friday, May 31. A footage from CCTV over the next 20 minutes seems to show him heading in the direction of his hostel

 Search and rescue staff and police ramp up search at The Pass in Byron Bay on Tuesday.

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Search and rescue staff and police ramp up search at The Pass in Byron Bay on Tuesday

At 12.20am he sent a Facebook message to a family member in Belgium about bands coming to Australia

Despite continued efforts by investigators and members of the Byron Bay community to find any trace of Theo, the police have been frustrated by the lack of fresh leads


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