Chilling new detail in Jay Slater search that could change everything

Jay Slater search
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A fresh theory has surfaced regarding the location of Jay Slater which potentially explains the GPS coordinates of his phone location.

Jay Slater, a 19 year old apprentice bricklayer, vanished on Monday, June 17, in a remote part of Tenerife and remains missing following an 18-day search.

The Lancashire teenager disappeared while on a three-day music festival holiday with friends, departing from them to head to a secluded Airbnb with two other festival-goers in the early hours of Monday morning.

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After missing the first bus of the day, Jay embarked on a perilous 11-hour journey back to his accommodation, situated in the island's south, on foot. His phone last 'pinged' somewhere within the Parque Rural de Teno nature reserve, which became the focal point of the Spanish police's search before they officially called it off on Sunday.

However, his family and friends have continued the search. Nick Pisa, a journalist covering Jay's case in Tenerife who has been in contact with Spanish police and investigators on the ground, has now put forward a new theory that could explain why the teenager's phone last pinged in a hazardous mountainous region.

Following a discussion with a former British Army officer, Pisa suggests that Jay's phone may have been discarded, reports the Mirror.

He told GB News: "We're not obviously being kept up to speed, but [the former officer] did tell me that he thought where the ping came from was rather surprising because it was really steep to get to, and it was covered in undergrowth and cacti."

He added: "He said to get there you'd have to need a machete. Or he suggested, someone had thrown the phone into that growth."

The journalist also noted that despite the Civil Guard calling off their official search, expert climbers continued their efforts with the support of Jay's family. Pisa remarked about one climber: "I must admit, I've seen him up there several times, and he seems to be the more serious."

Lucy Mae Law, a close friend of Jay who accompanied him to the Canary Islands, was among the last to speak with him at approximately 8am on the day he disappeared. During the call, Jay informed her that he was making his way back on foot after missing the bus, mentioning he was thirsty, exhausted, had sustained a cut from a cactus, and his phone battery was nearly depleted.

In a statement given on July 18, Lucy recounted the events leading up to Jay's disappearance: "He's gone on a night out, he's gone to a friend's house, someone that he has met on holiday. One of the people he has met has hired a car out of here, so he's driven them back to his apartment and Jay has gone there not realising how far away it is. He's ended up out in the middle of nowhere."

"Jay was obviously thinking he would be able to get home from there. But then in the morning he's set off walking, using his Maps on his phone and ended up in the middle of mountains with nothing around. He rang me at about 8 o'clock morning saying his phone was on 1 percent. He said 'I don't know where I am, I need a drink and my phone is about to die'."

Lucy said she was able to pinpoint the Airbnb on the day he disappeared, using clues from Jay's last Snapchat image. On confronting two men who were present at the property, she recounted: "We managed to find the house. I knocked on the door and there were two people there."

According to her, they mentioned that Jay had stepped out for a cigarette, later returning with an intention to head back home.

"They told me he'd spoken to the next-door neighbours and they'd told him there was a bus every 10 minutes back down to Los Cristianos," Lucy explained. "The bus stop was right next to the house. So obviously if he'd gone to get the bus he wouldn't have got lost because it [the stop] was visible from the front door."

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