Australia Australia - Theo Hayez, 18, Belgian backpacker, Byron Bay, June 2019

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  1. Beagle

    Beagle Well-Known Member

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    https://thewest.com.au/news/social/lost-theos-mum-expected-in-byron-bay-ng-s-1951597

    They want to stay here until Theo is found," Mr Tsesmetzis said.

    The normally "happy-go-lucky" town has been consumed with a desire to help the heartbroken family, he said, but it's impossible to ignore a growing disquiet as weeks pass with no sign of the backpacker.

    "People don't want to be in a community where someone could have inadvertently done something terrible to Theo," Mr Tsesmetzis said.
     
  2. Via Marple

    Via Marple Here to learn how devious minds work

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    They are not just looking for his clothes and belongings in the bush...

    From the link above
    "We need people to check their gardens, under every leaf, to find his clothing or that phone," Christos Tsesmetzis told AAP on Monday.

    :eek: gardens?

    Like, tossed into someone's front garden?

    They are definitely thinking of foul play in such a scenario IMO. But getting rid of his phone is one thing, getting rid of his shoes? Why would the perp need to rip everything off him? Putting it bluntly - one could be fed to the sharks with shoes on :confused:

    JMOO
     
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  3. Via Marple

    Via Marple Here to learn how devious minds work

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    Google should know so much about Theo's (phone) movements. They would even know what apps he had installed on his phone, via Playstore, and which of those apps were capable of location tracking. So there could be a few more sources of information, and not just Facebook. In case FB isn't going to help.

    But is Google helping?
     
  4. Smw2305

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    Did they search that bush area behind the hostel? Is it possible he walked too far along shirley st, missed the turn off and decided to cut across the bushland? Could've got jumped and had his phone stolen. Would explain why his phone is in a different location and why he isn't seen heading towards the lighthouse.
     
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    Sexual?
     
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    I just wonder how quickly Google will help and if they will require a court order to do so? I totally understand how important it is for companies like Google and Apple to keep users data private but I would want them to provide information if I went missing or my photos if I had died.
     
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  7. Elainera

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    I think it means that after looking for Theo unsuccessfully for 3 weeks they are now focussing on other possible scenarios ....
     
  8. SouthAussie

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    I am hoping that this is like other missing person cases - and I think that it might be, due to the involvement of the Homicide squad - where they have been conducting searches, but the police have also, simultaneously, been investigating the case behind the scene for the possibility/probability of foul play being involved. Depending on what evidence or clues they have obtained along the way, or what their experienced instinct is telling them.

    We know that in the William Tyrrell case this is what was happening. The same in the Karen Ristevski case, and others.


    Det Insp Kehoe said ...... "We have to make sure that we cover every possible scenario and that's exactly what we're doing."
    Police divers to join search for Theo
     
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  9. SouthAussie

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    Yes, Google require a warrant - but then they will assist. There is an article here which speaks of that. I am not sure if there must be a definite crime involved to obtain such a warrant though. Or if this type of warrant can be obtained for a police 'fishing expedition'.
    It may depend on the level of indicators that the police have that a serious crime has been committed.


    When a crime occurs in an area, police are increasingly requesting a warrant for Google to “provide information on all devices it recorded near the killing, potentially capturing the whereabouts of anyone in the area.”
    This year, one Google employee said, the company received as many as 180 requests in one week. Google declined to confirm precise numbers.
    Google & Android Location History explained: Police usage - 9to5Google
     
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    I totally agree. I did have a bit of an on the side comment from someone I cannot name here, that clarify what you have said above (suspected foul play)
    The level of posts seem to be more about his belongings not Theo. It is just like William T all over again.
     
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    Cheeky Monkey's manager Colm Brennan said Theo had been at the tourist bar for just a few hours and only had two drinks before he was asked to leave.

    "He sat down, he chatted, he had a dance and that was it," Mr Brennan told AAP on Tuesday.

    "He left okay, he just walked down the street."

    Mr Brennan, himself a former backpacker, said Theo's disappearance from the holiday hotspot was "very sad".

    "He was just starting out - just 18 - and he's vanished."

    Locals had hoped the bar's regular photographer may have snapped the young man in the crowd but the photographer did not work that night.

    volunteers distributed pamphlets, posters and letters around Byron Bay on Tuesday.

    The volunteers also asks the local community for any CCTV footage which may include Theo.

    Searches were suspended over the weekend amid heavy rains and have yet to resume.

    Theo's mother, who arrived in Australia in the last few days, was expected to meet with volunteer search coordinators in Byron Bay on Tuesday.
     
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    I want to know why he was asked to leave too after just two drinks it could be an important detail.
     
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    I thought this too BUT he may have had drinks before he got there, which is pretty common for young people, so although he only had two there he may have been drunk enough when he arrived?
     
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    But the way the manager is talking is as if he was causing no harm?? Had a dance, that was it? You would have thought he’d elaborate and say oh but he was slurring his words etc, otherwise I have no idea why he’d be thrown out.
     
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    He was there a few hours, are there indications he was using anything else, do people get on at the CM? Was he tripping or smoking besides drinking, Why was he asked to leave? hmm. Manager talking about him in past tense...?
     
  17. SouthAussie

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    We know they bought a bottle of wine earlier that evening, and they asked the bottle shop worker where they could find it. He pointed them to the location and watched as they went to that location.

    Perhaps it was some kind of fortified wine. I had some fortified wine recently that we bought at a local winery. Kapow! That stuff is strong.
     
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    Perhaps the manager does not want to speak ill of someone who is missing and could be deceased?

    Theo's dance might not have been a good dance ... he may have been disturbing the other dancers in a not good way.

    As well, I don't think the establishment would want to say if Theo had more than a couple of drinks there. They have a public liability to watch out for.
     
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    What I meant was I wish he would have given more detail as for why he was told to leave.
     
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    I can understand the manager doing that. I just wondered if Theo might have accidentally bumped into someone and there was a disagreement or something like that. I feel so sorry for Theo’s family it must be a terrible emotional and also a financial strain.
     
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