Local residents of Byron Bay who refuse to leave the search for missing backpacker Theo Hayez bring in specialized dogs that are trained to find dead bodies
- Volunteer carcass dog team travels from Sydney to Bushland to look for clues
- Two-day search began on Thursday, continues today for teen missing since May
- Police investigation canceled, but Byron Bay volunteers & # 39; Team Theo & # 39; refuse to give up
A dedicated group of residents of Byron Bay has hired cadaver dogs to search for the missing Belgian tourist Theo Hayez.
The group, unofficially & # 39; Team Theo & # 39; called, bushland near Cape Byron Lighthouse combs for directions to the whereabouts of the 18-year-old backpacker who last left the Cheeky Monkey bar on May 31 at 11 p.m.
Volunteer group Search Dogs Sydney has now joined the search and has brought two rescue dogs that have been trained to find human remains.
Search dogs Sydney brought cadaver dogs to bushland around Cape Byron for the missing Belgian teenager Theo Hayez on Thursday and Friday
The search team with rescue dogs Rufus (left) and Boof (right) trained to find human bones, went through Arakwal National Park to Tallow Beach in Byron Bay
One of the tracking dogs in Byron Bay yesterday
The dogs and their companions roamed through bushland in the Arakwal National Park including Tallow Beach on Thursday, and will continue searching today.
A Facebook page set up to help find the missing Belgian, told volunteers on Friday morning to send a message instructing the locals to & # 39; positive vibes & # 39; send them in their direction.
& # 39; They have covered the areas of bush that have been too dangerous or too close for the volunteers to enter & # 39 ;, said Facebook page Looking for Theo Hayez.
& # 39; They'll be out again today, so keep an eye on them near Byron and send all your positive vibes their way. & # 39;
Theo Hayez, 18, was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkey's bar at 11 p.m. on May 31. If you have information, call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or Byron Bay police on +61 2 6685 9499
NSW Police announced on July 3 that they had canceled their land, sea and air investigation, but local volunteers refused to give up.
After they searched Bushland again last Sunday, Team Theo enlisted the help of a voluntary carcass dog team from Sydney.
Team Theo volunteer Sheri D & # 39; Rosario said her group had done their best to walk the forest area around Byron, but the dogs might be able to reach parts they could not reach.
& # 39; There have clearly been some really tricky areas where it has either been too steep or the bush has been particularly dense, & # 39; she said.
Search dogs The president of Sydney, Chis D & Arcy, said that a rescue dog can cover the same area as up to 40 people.
The search alone can provide comfort to desperate families whose options are running low, he said.
& # 39; They turn to the police. But as soon as … the leads get less and less, the families get desperate, & he said The Australian.
The locals & # 39; Team Theo & # 39; van Byron Bay has refused to give up hunting for the missing backpacker
& # 39; Team Theo & # 39; lunch at a previous search on July 21, on the Belgian national holiday
President Dogs Sydney President Chis D & Arcy, pictured in 2016, said a rescue dog can cover the same area as up to 40 people
& # 39; They then start searching themselves, but that can be pretty dangerous. & # 39;
Hayez was last seen on CCTV walking through Byron Bay after leaving Cheeky Monkey's bar on the last day of May.
Staff at the Wake Up! Hostel where he stayed woke the alarm when they found his belongings including his passport untouched on June 6
Hayez had arrived in Australia with a working holiday visa at the end of last year and would fly home a week after his disappearance.
Theo & # 39; s father Laurent Hayez came to Australia, where he spent six weeks looking for his missing son before returning home empty-handed in July.
The investigation into the whereabouts of Theo Hayez is ongoing.
If you have information, call CrimeStoppers at 1800 333 000 or the Byron Bay Police at +61 2 6685 9499.
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