Pal who was last to speak to Jay Slater updates on his ‘suspicious’ disappearance & insists ‘something weird’s going on’

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THE LAST person to speak to missing Brit teen Jay Slater has said his disappearance is “suspicious and weird”.

Jay, 19, was on the island for a festival and had stayed the night with people he had just met after a rave before disappearing on his way home on Monday.

The Lancashire teen was on the island with pals for a music festival
Jay Slater, 19, is still missing in Tenerife

Jay Slater (right) pictured with his brother Zak and mum Debbie – who both flew out to the island after he went missing[/caption]


Jay’s friend Lucy Mae was the last person to speak to him before he vanished[/caption]

The search in Tenerife continues today for the missing teen

Jay mysteriously vanished after making a frantic phone call at 8am to his pal Lucy Mae – saying he was in the “middle of nowhere”.

A desperate search was quickly launched for the teen with mountain rescue, firefighters, drones, sniffer dogs and police helicopters.

Worried friend Lucy has now said: “There’s something weird going on. It is suspicious. In two days you’re telling me someone’s not seen him.

“There’s a restaurant 10 minutes away that he would have seen or walked past. It’s suspicious and it’s weird.”

It comes as…

  • Jay, 19, was first reported missing on Monday after vanishing on his way home from a rave the night before
  • His stepdad Andy said Jay is “no mug” but could’ve taken a wrong turn on a 10-hour walk back to his hotel
  • Mum Debbie said she was bombarded with prank calls from trolls claiming to have kidnapped her son
  • A Coronation Street star with a connection to Jay’s family published an appeal for help to find him
  • Jay’s last Snapchat post shared the night before he vanished showed him smiling with friends
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Fighting back tears, Lucy said today that her friend “isn’t stupid” and he called her from an area “full of hikers” in “broad daylight”.

She added: “Fair enough it didn’t open for another two hours but if that were me I would have sat and waited at the restaurant till it opened.

“As soon as it opened I would have said, ‘Please can you put my phone on charge’ and then I would have rung someone, I would have rung a taxi.”

Cops have said they are keeping an “open mind” about Jay’s disappearance on the third day of the mammoth search.

Jay, an apprentice bricklayer, had flown out to Tenerife with friends Lucy and Brad for the 2024 New Rave Generation (NRG) festival which ended on Sunday.

He left a rave on Sunday night with two other men he had just met to go to their apartment, Manchester Evening News reports.

Jay’s last known location was the Teno Rural Park in the northwest of the island – a popular hiking spot for tourists.

His last Snapchat post, sent on Sunday night before he disappeared, showed the teen smiling with friends.

It was filmed at around 8.30pm in the Arona area of Santa de Cruz on the south of the island, where the festival was held.

After calling Lucy at 8am on Monday a missing person’s report was filed at around 9am and the search kicked into gear.

Jay’s mum Debbie Duncan and older brother Zak flew out on Tuesday to join the efforts.

Debbie’s partner Andy Watson, told Lancashire Live how police urged the family to get out to the island as soon as possible.

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He said: “It was about 2.30am in the early hours.

“The police said ‘the best thing you can do is get yourself out there’, we knew it was bad.

“This was his first holiday on his own. I’m just hoping he’s gone to another party.”

A stricken Debbie was flying out from Manchester Airport by 7am that morning.

Andy, 63, added “every mum who has a child out there has gone to help”.

The huge search is set to continue early today near the village of Masca, in the northwest of the island near his last known location, Manchester Evening News reports.

The “Jay Slater Missing” Facebook group, which already has almost 140,000 members, claims that cops are stopping drivers in the area to show them Jay’s photo this morning.

Fiona Duncan, possibly Jay’s maternal aunt, announced in the page today that she would be travelling out to help with Jay’s uncle and vowed to find him.

She wrote: “Myself, Jay’s uncle and sister in law fly out today at 3pm to search for Jay.

“I just want to thank everyone for their kind words and support. We will find him.”

The Brit teen's last known location was in hiking spot Teno Rural Park
The Brit teen’s last known location was in hiking spot Teno Rural Park


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