Jay Slater police source says 'someone knows something' about disappearance

A Jay Slater police source has said "someone knows something" over his disappearance. It comes as police in Tenerife in the Canary Islands are investigating a fresh theory that the missing 19-year-old apprentice bricklayer is "alive" away from the search area.

A source close to the Spanish Guardia Civil told The Sun the case is still "very much open" with "all scenarios being kept in mind". A police source told The Sun: "The case is very much open because there are still a number of unanswered questions which officers must find answers to.

"They are convinced someone, somewhere knows what happened to Jay or knows where is now is, and that’s what they are working towards trying to establish as quickly as they can." They went on: “Even though the ground search for Jay is over, the investigation into where he might be still remains very much open.

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"One line of inquiry is a theory that Jay might even be in a different part of Tenerife and still alive. All scenarios are being kept in mind." Jay went missing four weeks ago, with dad Warren now in the Canaries trying to search for him, alongside brother Zak.

Mum Debbie Duncan has also flown out to the Canary Islands. Slater, who hails from Lancashire, disappeared on June 16 while on holiday with friends Lucy Mae Law and Brad Hargreaves. He was last seen leaving an Airbnb in Masca, reportedly to embark on an 11-hour trek through challenging terrain.

The teenager had separated from his friends earlier that night after meeting "new friends" and returning to a different accommodation. The two men he visited an Airbnb with the night he vanished have been cleared by cops, with Jay's pals Lucy and Brad now flying back to the UK.

His disappearance was reported by Ms Law hours after he left the rented property. Following two weeks of intensive searching, the official operation to find Mr Slater was suspended on June 30 after authorities found no trace of the missing teenager.