Chilling new Jay Slater theory emerges that could explain phone signal location

Jay’s father Warren Slater and brother Zak continue to  search themselves despite police calling off their official search at the weekend
-Credit: (Image: Stan Kujawa)


A fresh theory has surfaced regarding the location of Jay Slater which could shed light on the last known GPS location of his mobile phone.

Jay Slater, a 19-year-old apprentice bricklayer, disappeared on June 17 in a remote part of Tenerife and remains missing after an 19-day search. The Lancashire teenager vanished while on a three-day music festival holiday with friends. He left his group to head to a secluded Airbnb with two other festival-goers in the early hours of Monday morning.

After missing the first bus of the day, Jay embarked on an 11-hour walk back to his accommodation in the south of the island. His phone's last signal was detected in the Parque Rural de Teno nature reserve, prompting Spanish police to concentrate their search efforts there before officially calling off their search on Sunday. However, his family and friends have continued the search, reports the Mirror.

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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 might explain why the teenager's phone last signalled in a hazardous mountainous region. After speaking with a former British Army officer, Pisa suggests that Jay's phone may have been discarded.

Pisa, speaking to GB News, narrated the perplexing circumstances. He said: "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."

Jay Slater disappeared on June 17
Jay Slater disappeared on June 17 -Credit:Instagram

Stressing on the unnavigable terrains 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."

Pisa unfolded that despite the Civil Guard's active search ending, expert climbers are "still searching with the backing of Jay's family". About one such determined climber, he said: "I must admit, I've seen him up there several times, and he seems to be the more serious."

Lucy Mae Law, Jay's friend, who journeyed with him to the Canary Islands was among the last to converse with him around 8am the day he disappeared. As mentioned by her, Jay called to inform that he'd been walking back to their accommodation after missing the bus; he mentioned that he was thirsty, exhausted, had injured his leg on a cactus, and was left with just 1 percent phone battery.

Jay's parents  Warren Slater and Debbie Duncan leaving the  Police headquarters after spending several hours liaising with police
Jay's parents Warren Slater and Debbie Duncan leaving the Police headquarters after spending several hours liaising with police -Credit:Stan Kujawa

Lucy said: "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."

Lucy added: "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'."

Members of a search and rescue team search near the last known location of Jay Slater, near to the village of Masca, Tenerife, where the search for missing British teenager from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, continues
Members of a search and rescue team search near the last known location of Jay Slater, near to the village of Masca, Tenerife -Credit:James Manning/PA Wire

She managed to locate the Airbnb Jay had been staying at when he vanished by utilising markers in his last Snapchat image. She recalls: "We managed to find the house. I knocked on the door and there were two people there." Lucy said they told her Jay had stepped outside for a smoke before coming back in expressing a desire to head home.

She added: "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." She explained that if he had pursued the bus route as advised, getting lost would've been unlikely since the bus stop, located right near his Airbnb, was visible straight from the front door.