The family of Theo Hayez is hoping that the Belgian and Australian police will find out what happened almost a month after he disappeared from Byron Bay.
Theo arrived in the coastal town on May 29 and has not been seen since he left a bar called Cheeky Monkeys on May 31 at 11 p.m.
Dog, foot and air tests did not find him.
The Belgian police are now expected to accompany the NSW police as observers in searches around Byron Bay.
Theo & # 39; s cousin Lisa Hayez welcomed their arrival and said the family hopes they can help find answers.
"It's going to help us, most people in the business, the better it is," she said in Byron Bay on Sunday.
& # 39; I know they are going to do it.
& # 39; If the Australian police and the Belgian police work together, it goes faster and so on. That is the point. & # 39;
Theo Hayez & # 39; s father Laurent Hayez (photo left) and cousin Lisa Hayez (right) spoke with media at a special event organized to search the missing Belgian backpacker. Mrs. Hayez says the family hopes that Belgian police officers, who are expected to arrive in NSW soon, can help find answers
Vinciane Delforge (L), mother of the missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez, was comforted by counseling and spiritual healer Lani Sidoti during the special event held at the Byron Bay Golf Club
The exact arrival date for the Belgian police is not yet known.
Theo & # 39; s father Laurent Hayez thanked volunteers for a coordinated search for him on Sunday.
& # 39; The support they give us (gives us) the power to keep the face, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Without all the support in Belgium and here in Australia, I think we would be lying on the couch every day with tissues that cry. & # 39;
He declined to comment further on the official investigation and simply said that the family & # 39; the police trust & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Thanks to all, thanks to the Australian people & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; A beautiful country, a beautiful people. & # 39;
Theo & # 39; s father Laurent Hayez refused to comment further on the official investigation and simply said that the family & # 39; the police trust & # 39 ;. He thanked volunteers for a coordinated search for him on Sunday
Hayez implored WhatsApp with encrypted messaging service to make Theo's communication public.
WhatsApp provided what it could to researchers – limited metadata – but a spokesperson told AAP that they could not decrypt and pass on the content of Theo & # 39; s latest known messages.
Theo & # 39; s family said they will stay in Byron Bay indefinitely.
& # 39; We are not going to go home or whatever. & # 39;
Dedicated volunteers (photo) conducted a coordinated search for missing backpacker Theo Hayez on Sunday
Dozens of volunteers roamed the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, north of Byron Bay in New South Wales, in a desperate attempt to find the backpacker
On Sunday, dozens of volunteers scoured the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, north of Byron Bay in New South Wales, in a desperate attempt to find the backpacker.
The search was organized by Byron Naturist Group, in Tyagarah. Many of the group members have been looking for Theo since he was first declared missing.
The eighteen-year-old had traveled through Australia with his cousin for eight months and would have to return home after a final stint in Byron Bay.
Theo was last seen when he left the Cheeky Monkeys on May 31 at 11 p.m.
His phone gave his last signal to the Cape Byron lighthouse only a few hours later.
Severine Marcotty, friend of Theo Hayez (pictured together), argued through social media for help finding the missing Belgian backpacker
The police received a report on missing persons on June 6, after Theo had not been able to check his room in time and has carried out a thorough search that has so far been pulled into dozens of dedicated local volunteers and even psychics.
Theo Hayez (photo) traveled with his cousin eight months through Australia when he went missing
The Belgian police worked with Australian detectives in the birthplace of Theo to help merge the most famous movements of the 18-year-old.
Theo's girlfriend, Severine Marcotty, shared an emotional plea with friends on his missing poster on Facebook and said: & # 39; Do you need help … please share & # 39 ;.
Mrs. Marcotty also shared a smiling photo of the couple with the words: & # 39; Every day we are together is the best day of my life & # 39 ;.
Mason Christos Tsesmetzis has done many of the local searches of volunteers, and although he never met Theo, he said he was attracted to help.
This week he told followers that he had met Theo & # 39; s parents and described the family as & # 39; strong & # 39; and & # 39; loving & # 39; in the light of unspeakable need.
On Sunday, volunteers search for the Tyagarah nature reserve for the missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez
Dozens of volunteers gave up their Sunday to travel through Tyagarah Nature Reserve in search of the Belgian backpacker
Tsesmetzis, who shared a message from the backpacker's parents, said the volunteer group would not give up their search and that the father and father of Theo had picked up the deeply grateful locals.
& # 39; The love and appreciation they want to spend on the dedicated community and volunteers is overwhelming & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; They cry over the endless support you have shown, both through messages from all over the world, to the beautiful people on their hands and knees.
& # 39; Yes, we are all emotionally and physically torn apart, but we will go further. & # 39;
Theo & # 39; s father, Laurent Hayez, was the first parent to arrive in Australia and told the media that he would stay until his son was found.
Theo & # 39; s father, Laurent Hayez told media last Monday that he had promised the teenage brother that he would find the traveler and vowed that he would not return before he did it
& # 39; When I left Belgium, I promised Theo's little brother, Lucas, that I would take his brother home, please help me keep my promise to him, & # 39; he said.
Theo & # 39; s mother Vinciane Delforge also traveled to Australia, but still has to report to reporters.
Mrs. Delforge previously told a local news center in Belgium that she would like to believe that he had just met a girl and had an affair & # 39 ;.
& # 39; But he just isn't, that's not his style. & # 39;
The 18-year-old was last seen when he left the Cheeky Monkeys bar in Byron Bay on May 31 at 11 p.m.
She said her son was a & # 39; meticulous planner & # 39; was who had thoroughly investigated his gap year to Australia in the months prior to leaving his hometown.
& # 39; He is a conscientious, organized, responsible, and observant boy & # 39 ;, she said.
The police suspended the three-week search for the teenager over the weekend after admitting that they had been confused by the case and had struggled to find new evidence that could shed light on his disappearance.
But the NSW police told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday that the search had resumed.
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