The mystery of the Jay Slater case, the British man who disappeared in Tenerife: a fruitless search, hoaxes on social networks and the theory that he is still alive

The mystery of the Jay Slater case, the British man who disappeared in Tenerife: a fruitless search, hoaxes on social networks and the theory that he is still alive
The mystery of the Jay Slater case, the British man who disappeared in Tenerife: a fruitless search, hoaxes on social networks and the theory that he is still alive

Civil Guard helicopter searching for Jay Slater in Tenerife (REUTERS/Borja Suarez)

Jay Dean Slater, a 19-year-old apprentice bricklayer from Lancashire, had travelled with friends to the island of Tenerife to attend a concert. After enjoying a party at the Papagayo nightclub, in Playa de las Américas, she met two people with whom she supposedly went to the Masca area, according to the version of one of her friends..

This same friend was the one who received a call from Slater on June 17, in which he told her that he was thirsty and lost. with a cut on his leg caused by a cactus and barely 1% of battery left on his mobile phone. It was the last contact that was had with the young man, whose trace disappeared in the Teno Country Park. A place that covers heights from sea level to peaks that exceed 1,300 metres in altitude.

Jay Dean Slater, missing in Tenerife (SOS Missing)

The disappearance She was notified that same Monday and from that moment on a search operation began in which they have participated a helicopter and drones, specialized mountain rescue equipment and dogs specialized in mountain rescue.

However, this operation has not been successful and the Civil Guard announced this Sunday that they have ended the search for the missing person, according to the information provided by EFE. This does not mean that they have given up, Since they are keeping open all the lines of investigation related to the case, to see if they can thus clarify what happened..

The case still has too many unknowns, but the statements of the mayor of Santiago del Teide, Emilio José Navarro, have increased the uncertainty. According to him,investigators have spoken to several people who claim to have seen the young man watching Euro Cup football matchesThis has not yet been confirmed by the National Police.

“We know that Police are looking at security camera footage. They have requested those from the city council and are also working with the company that is in charge of those cameras,” the mayor explained, according to the British newspaper. The Independent.

CCTV footage that allegedly captured Jay around 10 hours after he was last seen on the mountain is also being examined. Several British media outlets have picked up on the image, which shows Jay A figure walking past a church at around six o’clock last Monday eveningabout six kilometers from Masca where the young man’s cell phone signal was lost.

The missing teen’s family has expressed concern about the impact of social media on the investigation. Slater recently disappeared, and Their loved ones have moved to the island to assist search teams and provide any additional assistance..

The online interest has sparked a wave of unfounded theories and posts that could hamper the official investigation, according to statements from friends and family. The situation has been described as distressing due to the “noise” generated on social media..

In the UK, a group of people called themselves “detectives” and began to carry out their own investigations, using tools such as Google maps to scour the area. However, These efforts have led to the spread of conspiracy theories and unsubstantiated rumors.Some of these theories, even when deliberately spread, have been described as cruel and harmful.

A Facebook group created for collaboration and requests for help already has more than half a million members. However, a second group on the same social network has chosen to publicize unsustainable speculations, such as the idea of that Slater’s disappearance could be linked to a shark sighting in Gran Canaria or a kidnapping carried out by Moroccan drug traffickers. Other theories, just as implausible as that the disappearance was a setup to collect donations, have also circulated.

 
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