New details emerge on the two men Jay Slater spent the night with before his disappearance

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As the search for Jay Slater continues, new details regarding the two men that he was last seen with have emerged.

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The teenager, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, was on vacation with friends and attending the NRG music festival in Tenerife

On Sunday, June 16, Jay was seen partying with his friend Lucy Mae Law at the Papagayo Beach Club in Playa de las Américas.

Instead of returning to their accommodation, Jay chose to continue the night with two British men, according to the Daily Mail.

Jay reportedly took a car journey with the men to their Airbnb, located 19 miles away from the beach club in the village of Masca.

The farmhouse, named Casa Abuela Tina, was where Jay was last seen.


The landlord, Ofelia Medina Hernandez, recounted that she informed Jay about the next bus after he missed it.

Despite this, Jay chose to walk. Hernandez described him as "walking alone, and fast."

Shortly before 8:00AM on that Monday, Jay called Lucy to say his phone battery was down to one percent and he was lost.

Lucy shared: "He's gone on a night out, he's gone to a friend's house, someone that he has met on holiday. One of the people he has met has hired a car out of here, so he's driven them back to his apartment and Jay has gone there not realizing how far away it is.

"He's ended up out in the middle of nowhere. Jay was obviously thinking he would be able to get home from there. But then in the morning he's set off walking, using his Maps on his phone and ended up in the middle of mountains with nothing around. He rang me at about 8 o'clock morning saying his phone was on 1 percent."

Lucy added: "He said 'I don't know where I am, I need a drink and my phone is about to die.'"

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Using clues from Jay's last Snapchat image, she located the Airbnb on Monday and approached the two men inside.

"We managed to find the house. I knocked on the door and there were two people there," she said.

The men told Lucy that Jay had gone out for a cigarette before deciding to go home. They said he had spoken to neighbors who told him there was a bus every 10 minutes to Los Cristianos.

"The bus stop was right next to the house. So obviously if he'd gone to get the bus he wouldn't have got lost because it [the stop] was visible from the front door," Lucy explained.

Lucy noted that the two men have since left the country. Former detective Mark Williams-Thomas, who has joined the search, emphasized the importance of speaking with the men, describing them as "key witnesses," per the Mirror.


He noted: "The family have provided me with an in-depth insight into what has happened in the hours leading up to his disappearance. I have, to date, been able to speak to a large group of witnesses.

"But there are two key people to date that I have not spoken to. These are the two men that took Jay back to the holiday rental in the hills. Those two men have spoken to the police and they are now back in the UK."

Williams-Thomas detailed the men's descriptions, mentioning that one is about 6 feet tall with short dark hair and goes by the nickname Johnny Vegas.

It is believed that they are from Luton.

He warned that he would release an image of one of the men if they refused to help with the investigation.

"There will be you, as well as many other people, asking very pertinent questions into why were they here, what were they doing, why did they take Jay back to that holiday rental?" he said.

Screenshot2024-06-22at09.49.57 (1).jpegJay Slater's final Snapchat taken outside of the Airbnb. Credit: Snapchat

A local resident, identified only as Araceli, provided more insight, telling the Mirror: "I never saw the missing boy, but I know people saw him walking on his own. I saw the two British men who stayed here.

"They came in for cafe con leche a couple of times. One was aged about 40. The other one was slightly younger." She added: "The police have spoken to them both. They arrived on Saturday and were due to stay until Monday, but they left on Tuesday."

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New details emerge on the two men Jay Slater spent the night with before his disappearance

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

As the search for Jay Slater continues, new details regarding the two men that he was last seen with have emerged.

jay slater2.jpegCredit: Facebook

The teenager, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, was on vacation with friends and attending the NRG music festival in Tenerife

On Sunday, June 16, Jay was seen partying with his friend Lucy Mae Law at the Papagayo Beach Club in Playa de las Américas.

Instead of returning to their accommodation, Jay chose to continue the night with two British men, according to the Daily Mail.

Jay reportedly took a car journey with the men to their Airbnb, located 19 miles away from the beach club in the village of Masca.

The farmhouse, named Casa Abuela Tina, was where Jay was last seen.


The landlord, Ofelia Medina Hernandez, recounted that she informed Jay about the next bus after he missed it.

Despite this, Jay chose to walk. Hernandez described him as "walking alone, and fast."

Shortly before 8:00AM on that Monday, Jay called Lucy to say his phone battery was down to one percent and he was lost.

Lucy shared: "He's gone on a night out, he's gone to a friend's house, someone that he has met on holiday. One of the people he has met has hired a car out of here, so he's driven them back to his apartment and Jay has gone there not realizing how far away it is.

"He's ended up out in the middle of nowhere. Jay was obviously thinking he would be able to get home from there. But then in the morning he's set off walking, using his Maps on his phone and ended up in the middle of mountains with nothing around. He rang me at about 8 o'clock morning saying his phone was on 1 percent."

Lucy added: "He said 'I don't know where I am, I need a drink and my phone is about to die.'"

jay slater.jpegCredit: Instagram

Using clues from Jay's last Snapchat image, she located the Airbnb on Monday and approached the two men inside.

"We managed to find the house. I knocked on the door and there were two people there," she said.

The men told Lucy that Jay had gone out for a cigarette before deciding to go home. They said he had spoken to neighbors who told him there was a bus every 10 minutes to Los Cristianos.

"The bus stop was right next to the house. So obviously if he'd gone to get the bus he wouldn't have got lost because it [the stop] was visible from the front door," Lucy explained.

Lucy noted that the two men have since left the country. Former detective Mark Williams-Thomas, who has joined the search, emphasized the importance of speaking with the men, describing them as "key witnesses," per the Mirror.


He noted: "The family have provided me with an in-depth insight into what has happened in the hours leading up to his disappearance. I have, to date, been able to speak to a large group of witnesses.

"But there are two key people to date that I have not spoken to. These are the two men that took Jay back to the holiday rental in the hills. Those two men have spoken to the police and they are now back in the UK."

Williams-Thomas detailed the men's descriptions, mentioning that one is about 6 feet tall with short dark hair and goes by the nickname Johnny Vegas.

It is believed that they are from Luton.

He warned that he would release an image of one of the men if they refused to help with the investigation.

"There will be you, as well as many other people, asking very pertinent questions into why were they here, what were they doing, why did they take Jay back to that holiday rental?" he said.

Screenshot2024-06-22at09.49.57 (1).jpegJay Slater's final Snapchat taken outside of the Airbnb. Credit: Snapchat

A local resident, identified only as Araceli, provided more insight, telling the Mirror: "I never saw the missing boy, but I know people saw him walking on his own. I saw the two British men who stayed here.

"They came in for cafe con leche a couple of times. One was aged about 40. The other one was slightly younger." She added: "The police have spoken to them both. They arrived on Saturday and were due to stay until Monday, but they left on Tuesday."

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