New details emerge about Jay Slater's final hours before disappearance

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Previously unknown details have come to light about Jay Slater's final hours before his disappearance.

jayslater (1).jpegNew details have emerged about Jay's final hours. Credit: Instagram

Today marks two weeks since the 19-year-old was reported missing by his friends while on vacation on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

On June 16, Jay had attended an event as part of the NRG Music Festival at the resort of Playa de las Americas. He was joined by his two friends, Lucy Mae Law and Brad Hargreaves.

While Lucy Mae and Brad returned to their accomodation, it had previously been reported that Jay opted to stay out with two British men he had met that evening. Now, while Jay did return to an Airbnb later that night with the two men, new information about their relationship has been revealed.

Award-winning UK journalist Isla Traquair has been out in Tenerife covering the story for ITV. As part of her research, she has conducted several interviews, including with Jay's best friend, Brad.



After receiving countless comments from trolls on social media, Traquair took to Instagram on Sunday (June 30) to clarify some previously unknown details that she had learned from talking to Jay's loved ones.

Jay Had Already Met The Two British Men He Spent The Night With


It had previously been widely reported that the two men Jay spend the evening with were previously unknown to the 19-year-old. However, Traquair explains: "Also, importantly, the two men that [Jay] had went to stay with, they had met them three days before.

"They’d hung out with them. They’d made friends on holiday. It wasn’t two random people he’s met that night. They’d established a friendship and Brad said they seemed like really cool guys.

"Jay was just not ready for his night to end. We’ve all been there - where other friends want to go to bed, ‘hey, let’s have one more drink.’"


It was previously reported that Jay took a car journey with the men back to their Airbnb in the early hours of June 17. The property is located around 19 miles away from the beach club in the village of Masca, within the mountainous Rural de Teno national park.

The revelation that Jay had already met the two men two days prior has sparked confusion, as Lucy Mae had previously told the MailOnline: "I just don't understand why he went to their place. He'd only just met them and didn't know them at all. Brad [a mutual friend] and I said to come back but he didn't, if he had this wouldn't have happened."

What was Jay Slater wearing in his last Snapchat?


At around 7:30AM on the morning of June 17, Jay shared a photo on Snapchat showing him holding a cigarette outside of the Airbnb - highlighted by its distinctive steps.

Screenshot2024-06-22at09.49.57 (2).jpegJay Slater's final Snapchat taken outside of the Airbnb. Credit: Snapchat

The photo sparked confusion as many people couldn't figure out what the colorful fabric was that Jay appeared to be wearing.

It was previously reported that Jay had been wearing a gray and green t-shirt like the one in the image below:

jayslater (1).jpegThe shirt Jay is believed to have been wearing when he disappeared. Credit: Instagram

He was also seen wearing this t-shirt in TikTok videos that were shared from the NRG music festival.

Traquair has now explained that Jay actually had a colorful blanket wrapped around him in his last Snapchat. She said: “Now we know - and this is from his friend Brad who had a phone call with him and he actually showed him - it was the blanket, [the two men] had made up a bed for him in this Airbnb that he was sleeping in.”

Brad Heard Jay 'Slip' After Climbing Over Rocks


Traquair also went into detail about Brad's comments from their interview regarding their final video call.

Brad had revealed that the two friends shared a Snapchat video call after Jay had decided the leave the Airbnb and make his way back to their shared accommodation.

"[Jay] was on the phone walking down a road and he’d gone over a little bit - not a big drop - but a tiny little drop and he was going down, and he said ‘I’ll ring ya back, I’ll ring ya back’ because I think someone else was ringing him," Brad told ITV's Traquair. "If he was thinking like me, he would have gone back up and started walking on the path again.

Sharing more information about the roads in the area, Traquair said in her video: “When [Jay] was out walking, he steps over — there’s big stones, painted stones, that border the mountain road. It is an extremely dangerous mountain road.”

“[Jay] is seen by his friend [Brad] stepping over this white stones. And that’s when he starts going downhill," she added.

Screenshot 2024-07-01 at 13.03.52.jpgThe large stones that surround the mountainous roads. Credit: Bomberos Voluntarios de Santiago del Teide (Facebook)

Brad told Traquair in their television interview: "That's how I knew he went off the road because, you know when you walk on gravel, or whatever it is, you can... you know what I mean, stones."

At the time, neither of the teens were overly concerned as Jay assured Brad that he was okay. Brad added: "We were both, like, laughing about it. He said: 'look where I am,'" he said.

However, Brad did ask Jay to turn on his location.

They're phone call was around 8:30-8:40AM on June 17. Jay was reported missing less than an hour after their conversation.

Trying to make sense of what Jay was trying to achieve, Traquair says that she believes Jay was trying to cut down the mountain after initially heading up.

On Sunday, June 30, Spanish authorities announced that they have now stopped the search for Jay Slater in the Masca area, but have kept the investigation open.

Featured image credit: Bomberos Voluntarios de Santiago del Teide (Facebook)

New details emerge about Jay Slater's final hours before disappearance

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By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Previously unknown details have come to light about Jay Slater's final hours before his disappearance.

jayslater (1).jpegNew details have emerged about Jay's final hours. Credit: Instagram

Today marks two weeks since the 19-year-old was reported missing by his friends while on vacation on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

On June 16, Jay had attended an event as part of the NRG Music Festival at the resort of Playa de las Americas. He was joined by his two friends, Lucy Mae Law and Brad Hargreaves.

While Lucy Mae and Brad returned to their accomodation, it had previously been reported that Jay opted to stay out with two British men he had met that evening. Now, while Jay did return to an Airbnb later that night with the two men, new information about their relationship has been revealed.

Award-winning UK journalist Isla Traquair has been out in Tenerife covering the story for ITV. As part of her research, she has conducted several interviews, including with Jay's best friend, Brad.



After receiving countless comments from trolls on social media, Traquair took to Instagram on Sunday (June 30) to clarify some previously unknown details that she had learned from talking to Jay's loved ones.

Jay Had Already Met The Two British Men He Spent The Night With


It had previously been widely reported that the two men Jay spend the evening with were previously unknown to the 19-year-old. However, Traquair explains: "Also, importantly, the two men that [Jay] had went to stay with, they had met them three days before.

"They’d hung out with them. They’d made friends on holiday. It wasn’t two random people he’s met that night. They’d established a friendship and Brad said they seemed like really cool guys.

"Jay was just not ready for his night to end. We’ve all been there - where other friends want to go to bed, ‘hey, let’s have one more drink.’"


It was previously reported that Jay took a car journey with the men back to their Airbnb in the early hours of June 17. The property is located around 19 miles away from the beach club in the village of Masca, within the mountainous Rural de Teno national park.

The revelation that Jay had already met the two men two days prior has sparked confusion, as Lucy Mae had previously told the MailOnline: "I just don't understand why he went to their place. He'd only just met them and didn't know them at all. Brad [a mutual friend] and I said to come back but he didn't, if he had this wouldn't have happened."

What was Jay Slater wearing in his last Snapchat?


At around 7:30AM on the morning of June 17, Jay shared a photo on Snapchat showing him holding a cigarette outside of the Airbnb - highlighted by its distinctive steps.

Screenshot2024-06-22at09.49.57 (2).jpegJay Slater's final Snapchat taken outside of the Airbnb. Credit: Snapchat

The photo sparked confusion as many people couldn't figure out what the colorful fabric was that Jay appeared to be wearing.

It was previously reported that Jay had been wearing a gray and green t-shirt like the one in the image below:

jayslater (1).jpegThe shirt Jay is believed to have been wearing when he disappeared. Credit: Instagram

He was also seen wearing this t-shirt in TikTok videos that were shared from the NRG music festival.

Traquair has now explained that Jay actually had a colorful blanket wrapped around him in his last Snapchat. She said: “Now we know - and this is from his friend Brad who had a phone call with him and he actually showed him - it was the blanket, [the two men] had made up a bed for him in this Airbnb that he was sleeping in.”

Brad Heard Jay 'Slip' After Climbing Over Rocks


Traquair also went into detail about Brad's comments from their interview regarding their final video call.

Brad had revealed that the two friends shared a Snapchat video call after Jay had decided the leave the Airbnb and make his way back to their shared accommodation.

"[Jay] was on the phone walking down a road and he’d gone over a little bit - not a big drop - but a tiny little drop and he was going down, and he said ‘I’ll ring ya back, I’ll ring ya back’ because I think someone else was ringing him," Brad told ITV's Traquair. "If he was thinking like me, he would have gone back up and started walking on the path again.

Sharing more information about the roads in the area, Traquair said in her video: “When [Jay] was out walking, he steps over — there’s big stones, painted stones, that border the mountain road. It is an extremely dangerous mountain road.”

“[Jay] is seen by his friend [Brad] stepping over this white stones. And that’s when he starts going downhill," she added.

Screenshot 2024-07-01 at 13.03.52.jpgThe large stones that surround the mountainous roads. Credit: Bomberos Voluntarios de Santiago del Teide (Facebook)

Brad told Traquair in their television interview: "That's how I knew he went off the road because, you know when you walk on gravel, or whatever it is, you can... you know what I mean, stones."

At the time, neither of the teens were overly concerned as Jay assured Brad that he was okay. Brad added: "We were both, like, laughing about it. He said: 'look where I am,'" he said.

However, Brad did ask Jay to turn on his location.

They're phone call was around 8:30-8:40AM on June 17. Jay was reported missing less than an hour after their conversation.

Trying to make sense of what Jay was trying to achieve, Traquair says that she believes Jay was trying to cut down the mountain after initially heading up.

On Sunday, June 30, Spanish authorities announced that they have now stopped the search for Jay Slater in the Masca area, but have kept the investigation open.

Featured image credit: Bomberos Voluntarios de Santiago del Teide (Facebook)