Everything known about ‘mystery men’ Jay Slater left Tenerife festival with

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun28,2024

The two last known people to have been with missing teenager Jay Slater in Tenerife have since flown home to the United Kingdom.

The 19-year-old is believed to have left the NRG music festival the night before he went missing with two men he had met at the event. He ended up at a property in the Rural de Teno National Park, a 10-hour walk from where he was staying with his friends.

The pair, who reportedly didn’t attend the festival, had rented a hire car to allow them to drive easily around the island and back to their remote holiday let, named Casa Abuela Tina, located just outside the village of Masca.

There are only two restaurants within reasonable walking distance of Casa Abuela Tina, and one bus stop that has services running between every 60 and 90 minutes, and only to Santiago del Teide and Lomo de Masca.

Ophelia, proprietor of Casa Abuela Tina recounted witnessing Jay ascending a hill by himself on the Monday morning.

From the doorstep of the rental property, Ophelia recounted: “It’s dangerous walking around here, it’s easy to lose yourself. He walked up the road when I saw him for the last time. He was alone. He was walking normally, though he was fast.”

Former detective Mark Williams-Thomas has drawn attention to the two men once again, claiming they are “key witnesses.” He described the men, said to be from Luton, Bedfordshire, as in their 30s or early 40s. One of the men is said to be around 6ft tall with short dark hair. There is no suggestion that either are responsible for any wrongdoing.

One reportedly goes by the nickname of Johnny Vegas. Mark has warned that he will release an image of one of the men if they refuse to help with the investigation. The detective added: “The family have provided me with an in-depth insight into what has happened in the hours leading up to his disappearance.”

Giving more details about the two men, Mr Williams-Thomas said: “They didn’t go to the festival – they didn’t have tickets. 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?”

The detective also said that Jay’s family were united and “still live with the hope” that he will return.

Jay phoned his friend Lucy Law at 8.30am that same day, telling her he was running out of battery on his phone, had been cut by a cactus and was without water.  

The mammoth search is now well into its second week the Civil Guard, leading the investigation, revealed the search area being probed to find the missing teenager had been expanded, with specialist dog teams drafted in from Madrid.

Tyler Mitchell

By Tyler Mitchell

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