The teenager from Brussels disappeared in Byron Bay, New South Wales last May. The cap was found by volunteers helping with the search for Théo last summers. A number of hairs were found on the cap that is believed to be the missing Belgian’s.
Only now are detectives going to test the hairs for DNA. The news appears both in the Francophone dailies published by the Sudpresse group and the Australian daily ‘The Australian’. It remains to be seen whether the DNA tests will bring detectives any closer to resolving the mystery surrounding Théo Hayez’s disappearance.