Jay Slater search latest: New photos show missing teenager in Tenerife before vanishing

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun27,2024

New pictures have emerged of British teenager Jay Slater before he went missing in Tenerife on June 17.

New pictures show the 19-year-old at the resort Playa de las Americas with his friend Lucy Mar Law and other partygoers.

The photos were taken at the NRG Music Festival on June 15 – two days before he was disappeared.

They were posted online by a female holidaymaker who has not been identified. In the post, she said: “Just came across these in my camera roll. Not sure if they could be of any help, Jay sort of looks like he’s standing (by) himself while Lucy is speaking to his other friends.”

Jay went missing on the morning of Monday June 17 after attending the music festival. He left the event with two men he met at the festival, who took him to an Airbnb near a remote village called Masca in Tenerife’s northwest.

The owner of the Airbnb described seeing Jay set off on foot that morning. He was a 10-hour walk from his accommodation.

Just before 9am that morning, Jay phoned his friend Lucy to tell her his phone was nearly out of battery, he needed water, and was “disorientated.”

This was the last anyone heard from Jay, who has now been missing for 10 days.

The news images have emerged as Spanish police deploy drones to search for the missing teenager.

Jay‘s family have traveled to Tenerife to help with the search.

His mother, Debbie Duncan, has described the situation as a “nightmare” and hell“, and now says she is at her “wit’s end.”

She told MailOnline: “It’s been a week now and it’s been awful. I’ve barely slept and I’m at my wits’ end. The Spanish police are doing a good job and we are getting updated from the consulate so we just put our faith in them.

“I know people in the UK have come forward as well who were at the festival and they are giving details of what they know but I’m not being told about that. Jay’s very good friends from home have also been over and have put up posters. They are good kids and like me just want him home.”

Police have searched the mountainous terrain of Teno Rural Park in Tenerife, as well as the nearby village.

On Wednesday, police moved their search to the town of Puerto de Santiago after locals reported seeing someone matching Jay’s appearance.

The town’s mayor, Emilio Jose Navarro Castanedo, said locals had claimed to have seen Jay watching the Euros in a bar.

But he later clarified his comments, telling MailOnline: “There has been a lot of fake news and misunderstanding of what I said.

“To be clear, I did not say I saw him watching football, locals have told me that they have heard from others that they saw someone looking like the boy in a bar at Los Gigantes further along the coast.

“I have no idea if it was him, but holidaymakers of his age all dress the same and I have no idea in which bars he was seen, I don’t know if the police have been there, they are not telling me about their investigation.

“I know that local police have spoken to these people who said they saw him cheering in a bar watching football.

“I don’t know when he was supposed to have been seen but it was supposedly certainly in the days after he disappeared but I have to underline this is unconfirmed information and only what I have been told.”

Tyler Mitchell

By Tyler Mitchell

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