'New clue' in Jay Slater search found while searching Tenerife ravine

A Jay Slater web sleuth says he has spotted a "new clue". The 19-year-old apprentice bricklayer has vanished in Tenerife with the search leaving loved ones - including mum Debbie Duncan, dad Warren and brother Zak - frustrated after Canary Islands cops called it off after just three weeks.

The family have vowed to never give up hope in finding the apprentice bricklayer, who vanished following a rave in Tenerife which he attended with pals. Jay went missing in mid-June following a night out in the Canary Islands holiday hotspot.

Christopher Pennington, a former serviceman in the British military who relocated to Tenerife in 2006, is currently aiding the family search. He blasted the law enforcement officials for purely 'sticking to the paths', hypothesising that Jay followed the same route, claiming that the "area has not been searched properly."

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The British ex-reservist stumbled upon a pair of sunglasses with one lens missing, eerily similar to those the 19-year-old was last seen wearing at the NRG festival before his disappearance. The glasses were found near the area where the teen's phone signal had last been detected.

Slater could still be alive in another part of Tenerife, investigators probing the Brit's disappearance believe. The search for Jay has entered its fourth week with his family scouring Tenerife around where his phone last pinged.

Dad Warren warned it would've taken "an army 10 years" to search the whole area as the distraught father pleaded with Interpol and British cops to help. "It’s just a riddle and I don’t know the outcome," Warren added. "We’re going round and round in circles."

A family source said: "It's heartbreaking for the friends to have to fly home without Jay. But there's only so long they can remain in Tenerife. They are flying home with mixed emotions. Part of them hopes to never see Tenerife again but, on the other hand, there dream is to return if Jay is found and be there to greet him and give him a hug."