Jay Slater's mom issues huge update amid search for son: 'Someone has come forward'

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The mom of missing teenager Jay Slater has come forward to reveal that "someone has come forward" with new information.

READ MORE: A Timeline - Everything We Know So Far About Jay Slater's Disappearance

On Monday (June 17), 19-year-old Jay Slater from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire disappeared on the Spanish island of Tenerife while on vacation with friends for the NRG music festival.

The night before, Jay and his friend Lucy Mae Law had been partying when he decided to stay out with people he had met, rather than return with her to their shared accommodation.

Instead, Jay got into a car with two men and traveled to their Airbnb where he spent the night.



The next morning, Jay left. Around the same time he spoke to a local woman about bus times, he called Lucy Mae to say that he was lost, thirsty, and was going to attempt the walk back to their apartment - a walk that would have taken him around 10 hours.

Shortly after their call, Jay's phone battery died. His last tracked location was in the Rural de Teno Park, near the village of Masca, a popular hiking area.

Screenshot 2024-06-22 at 09.49.57.jpgJay Slater's final Snapchat. Credit: Snapchat

Less than an hour later, at around 9:00AM, Lucy Mae reported Jay missing.

As the search for the teen continues into its sixth day, Jay's mom - Debbie Duncan - has revealed that somebody has come forward with new information.

In a statement to the MailOnline, the concerned mom said: "Someone has come forward to say they saw someone who they thought was Jay walking back down the road sat on a bench.

“He was with two men looking a bit worse for wear, and they were by a church, this guy has come forward and told the police about it and they are looking into it. We don’t know if it was Jay for sure, but it’s a start.

“They said it was about 6:00PM which is ten hours after he was seen by the lady in the village. But if it was him what was he doing there and who are these two men?

“All I know is that I am going to stay here for as long as it takes, I’m not going home unless it’s with Jay. I’m not going anywhere until they find him."

Authorities also have not confirmed if the sighting was of Jay.

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Debbie flew out to the island of Tenerife on Tuesday morning after UK police informed her that her son was missing.

Describing the ordeal as a "living nightmare", the worried mom also revealed that she received a concerning message minutes after touching down on the Canary island.

"Kiss goodbye to your boy, you're never going to see him again, he owes me a lot of money," a message sent to her Snapchat read. Fortunately, Jay's older brother Zac was able to screenshot the message and send it to police.

Debbie also revealed that she has been receiving calls, adding: "'Some of the phone calls I've been getting have been horrible. I just don't know why people would want to do things like this.

"I've been getting lots of prank calls. It's sickening. People ringing me and saying they've got Jay because he owes them money."

As the search for Jay continues, a GoFundMe has been set up to aid the family's search in any way. As of this writing, more than £26,000 has been raised.

On Saturday (June 22), the UK's Lancashire Police also revealed in a statement that Spanish authorities have rejected their offer for help in the search.

Per the Manchester Evening News, the statement reads: "First and foremost, our thoughts are with Jay’s family at this time. They must be going through the most distressing ordeal not knowing what has happened to their loved one.

"Whilst this case falls outside the jurisdiction of UK policing, we have made an offer of support to the Guardia Civil to see if they need any additional resources.

"They have confirmed that at this time they are satisfied that they have the resources they need, but that offer remains open and they will contact us should that position change."

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Jay Slater's mom issues huge update amid search for son: 'Someone has come forward'

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By stefan armitage

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The mom of missing teenager Jay Slater has come forward to reveal that "someone has come forward" with new information.

READ MORE: A Timeline - Everything We Know So Far About Jay Slater's Disappearance

On Monday (June 17), 19-year-old Jay Slater from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire disappeared on the Spanish island of Tenerife while on vacation with friends for the NRG music festival.

The night before, Jay and his friend Lucy Mae Law had been partying when he decided to stay out with people he had met, rather than return with her to their shared accommodation.

Instead, Jay got into a car with two men and traveled to their Airbnb where he spent the night.



The next morning, Jay left. Around the same time he spoke to a local woman about bus times, he called Lucy Mae to say that he was lost, thirsty, and was going to attempt the walk back to their apartment - a walk that would have taken him around 10 hours.

Shortly after their call, Jay's phone battery died. His last tracked location was in the Rural de Teno Park, near the village of Masca, a popular hiking area.

Screenshot 2024-06-22 at 09.49.57.jpgJay Slater's final Snapchat. Credit: Snapchat

Less than an hour later, at around 9:00AM, Lucy Mae reported Jay missing.

As the search for the teen continues into its sixth day, Jay's mom - Debbie Duncan - has revealed that somebody has come forward with new information.

In a statement to the MailOnline, the concerned mom said: "Someone has come forward to say they saw someone who they thought was Jay walking back down the road sat on a bench.

“He was with two men looking a bit worse for wear, and they were by a church, this guy has come forward and told the police about it and they are looking into it. We don’t know if it was Jay for sure, but it’s a start.

“They said it was about 6:00PM which is ten hours after he was seen by the lady in the village. But if it was him what was he doing there and who are these two men?

“All I know is that I am going to stay here for as long as it takes, I’m not going home unless it’s with Jay. I’m not going anywhere until they find him."

Authorities also have not confirmed if the sighting was of Jay.

Screenshot2024-06-19at10.53.21 (1).jpegCredit: Facebook

Debbie flew out to the island of Tenerife on Tuesday morning after UK police informed her that her son was missing.

Describing the ordeal as a "living nightmare", the worried mom also revealed that she received a concerning message minutes after touching down on the Canary island.

"Kiss goodbye to your boy, you're never going to see him again, he owes me a lot of money," a message sent to her Snapchat read. Fortunately, Jay's older brother Zac was able to screenshot the message and send it to police.

Debbie also revealed that she has been receiving calls, adding: "'Some of the phone calls I've been getting have been horrible. I just don't know why people would want to do things like this.

"I've been getting lots of prank calls. It's sickening. People ringing me and saying they've got Jay because he owes them money."

As the search for Jay continues, a GoFundMe has been set up to aid the family's search in any way. As of this writing, more than £26,000 has been raised.

On Saturday (June 22), the UK's Lancashire Police also revealed in a statement that Spanish authorities have rejected their offer for help in the search.

Per the Manchester Evening News, the statement reads: "First and foremost, our thoughts are with Jay’s family at this time. They must be going through the most distressing ordeal not knowing what has happened to their loved one.

"Whilst this case falls outside the jurisdiction of UK policing, we have made an offer of support to the Guardia Civil to see if they need any additional resources.

"They have confirmed that at this time they are satisfied that they have the resources they need, but that offer remains open and they will contact us should that position change."

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