Jay Slater's mom reveals cruel nickname social media trolls are calling her

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Jay Slater's mom has spoken out about the anguish she and her family are enduring amid the search for her missing son.

Concerned mom Debbie Duncan flew out to the Spanish island of Tenerife on Tuesday morning after he 19-year-old son was reported missing the day before.

READ MORE: 7 Days Missing - Everything We Know About Jay Slater's Disappearance

Teen Jay - from from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire - had been vacationing on the Canary island with his friends while attending the NRG music festival.

Screenshot 2024-06-19 at 10.11.37.jpg19-year-old Jay Slater went missing after a night out on the island. Credit: Handout

However, on Sunday (June 16) Jay decided to stay out with two British men he had met that evening, rather than return to his shared accommodation with friend Lucy Mae Law.

The next morning, at around 8:15AM, Jay called Lucy Mae to say that he was lost, thirsty, and was going to attempt to walk back to their apartment - a journey that would have taken around 10 hours.

Less than an hour later, Lucy Mae reported Jay missing to Spanish authorities.

"He rang me at about 8 o’clock in the 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,'" Lucy Mae told the Manchester Evening News.

That was their final conversation.

Jay's phone then lost power. His last tracked location was in the Rural de Teno Park, near the village of Masca, a popular hiking area.

With the search still underway a week later, mom Debbie has spoken out about the cruelty she is facing from social media trolls.

Screenshot 2024-06-24 at 11.29.37.jpgJay Slater's mom, Debbie Duncan. Credit: ITV/YouTube

As reported by The Mirror, the concerned mom shared her comments from the hotel the family is staying at in Tenerife, and revealed the cruel nickname she has been called.

“People keep asking on social media ‘why aren’t I up there?’ and calling me the new Karen Matthews. I just can’t face it.”

For those who may not know, Karen Matthews made headlines back in 2008 when her nine-year-old daughter went missing in the UK.

Despite making tearful pleas on television and begging her daughter's kidnapper to let her go, police soon discovered that Matthews was in on the evil scam the entire time and knew her daughter's location.

GettyImages-80571241.jpgKaren Matthews (Pictured) was sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in her daughter's disappearance. Credit: Christopher Furlong / Getty

After her daughter was found by police 24 days after being reported missing, it soon became apparent that Matthews and Michael Donovan - her boyfriend's uncle - had been behind the plot all along in an attempt to secure the £50,000 reward money.

Both Matthews and Donovan were jailed for eight years, and she quickly earned the moniker of "Britain’s worst mother" in the press.

Speaking from the Spanish island, Jay's mom added: “I’m just exhausted. I’m still hopeful. I’m not feeling negative just yet."

“My boy might be just up there somewhere," she continued. "We’re all devastated. He’s just a normal boy from a little town in Lancashire. These things don’t happen. I was in touch with him while he is in Tenerife. He was just holidaying away, he’d saved up and was looking forward to it. I’ve not slept for five days. My brain isn’t functioning well and I’m tired and exhausted."

This isn't the first time the mom has spoken out about trolls.

Shortly after landing in Tenerife on Tuesday, she revealed that she had received a vile message on Snapchat. It read: "Kiss goodbye to your boy, you're never going to see him again, he owes me a lot of money."

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Debbie also opened up about receiving "horrible" 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."

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Jay Slater's mom reveals cruel nickname social media trolls are calling her

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By stefan armitage

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Jay Slater's mom has spoken out about the anguish she and her family are enduring amid the search for her missing son.

Concerned mom Debbie Duncan flew out to the Spanish island of Tenerife on Tuesday morning after he 19-year-old son was reported missing the day before.

READ MORE: 7 Days Missing - Everything We Know About Jay Slater's Disappearance

Teen Jay - from from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire - had been vacationing on the Canary island with his friends while attending the NRG music festival.

Screenshot 2024-06-19 at 10.11.37.jpg19-year-old Jay Slater went missing after a night out on the island. Credit: Handout

However, on Sunday (June 16) Jay decided to stay out with two British men he had met that evening, rather than return to his shared accommodation with friend Lucy Mae Law.

The next morning, at around 8:15AM, Jay called Lucy Mae to say that he was lost, thirsty, and was going to attempt to walk back to their apartment - a journey that would have taken around 10 hours.

Less than an hour later, Lucy Mae reported Jay missing to Spanish authorities.

"He rang me at about 8 o’clock in the 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,'" Lucy Mae told the Manchester Evening News.

That was their final conversation.

Jay's phone then lost power. His last tracked location was in the Rural de Teno Park, near the village of Masca, a popular hiking area.

With the search still underway a week later, mom Debbie has spoken out about the cruelty she is facing from social media trolls.

Screenshot 2024-06-24 at 11.29.37.jpgJay Slater's mom, Debbie Duncan. Credit: ITV/YouTube

As reported by The Mirror, the concerned mom shared her comments from the hotel the family is staying at in Tenerife, and revealed the cruel nickname she has been called.

“People keep asking on social media ‘why aren’t I up there?’ and calling me the new Karen Matthews. I just can’t face it.”

For those who may not know, Karen Matthews made headlines back in 2008 when her nine-year-old daughter went missing in the UK.

Despite making tearful pleas on television and begging her daughter's kidnapper to let her go, police soon discovered that Matthews was in on the evil scam the entire time and knew her daughter's location.

GettyImages-80571241.jpgKaren Matthews (Pictured) was sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in her daughter's disappearance. Credit: Christopher Furlong / Getty

After her daughter was found by police 24 days after being reported missing, it soon became apparent that Matthews and Michael Donovan - her boyfriend's uncle - had been behind the plot all along in an attempt to secure the £50,000 reward money.

Both Matthews and Donovan were jailed for eight years, and she quickly earned the moniker of "Britain’s worst mother" in the press.

Speaking from the Spanish island, Jay's mom added: “I’m just exhausted. I’m still hopeful. I’m not feeling negative just yet."

“My boy might be just up there somewhere," she continued. "We’re all devastated. He’s just a normal boy from a little town in Lancashire. These things don’t happen. I was in touch with him while he is in Tenerife. He was just holidaying away, he’d saved up and was looking forward to it. I’ve not slept for five days. My brain isn’t functioning well and I’m tired and exhausted."

This isn't the first time the mom has spoken out about trolls.

Shortly after landing in Tenerife on Tuesday, she revealed that she had received a vile message on Snapchat. It read: "Kiss goodbye to your boy, you're never going to see him again, he owes me a lot of money."

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

Debbie also opened up about receiving "horrible" 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."

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