Jay Slater's dad Warren has 'three questions' which could 'unlock' case

Jay Slater's dad has "three questions" which could unlock the mystery of the missing 19-year-old's disappearance. Warren, and brother Zak, are out in the Canary Islands holiday hotspot of Tenerife searching for the apprentice bricklayer, who vanished three weeks ago.

Dad Warren has asked why Jay would walk the treacherous and mountainous route, which was "dangerous" and filled with cacti, as well as why Jay has not been seen in the area and why no cars managed to stop off and pick him up en route.

He said: "All I’m thinking is common sense, would you try and walk through there. Where we’ve been today you can see there’s a hikers path with proper stones. We’ve gone straight down and you end up in the village."

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bnb near Masca, a little town in northern Tenerife, after he left the morning he vanished. He suggested the "fit" teen would have been able to make it to a local café, after he reportedly left the rental property in search for food.

He added: "From the bnb, he’s a fit lad, 25 minutes you can get to the top, to where the café is. If he’s followed the road and been where we’ve been today, it’s took him an hour and a half." The desperate dad added that he had "never seen as many cars" along the route as he tried to retrace his son's steps.

He added: "Dozens of cars would have gone past him. We got here at 9am and the 10am bus passed us. And it would have passed him. I’ve been up here three weeks and I’ve never seen as many cars.” The last known sighting of Slater was by Ofelia Medina Hernandez, whose brother owns the cottage where the men were staying.

She said Slater had asked her about bus times, then later saw him walking up a hill – in the opposite direction to Los Cristianos. “He walked along the road when I saw him for the last time, up there … He was there alone,” she said. “He was walking normally, though fast, a little fast.” To walk back on foot would have taken about 11 hours.