Published: 14:30, 11 October 2021
| Updated: 15:39, 11 October 2021
The organisers of a Facebook page set up to find a man missing for more than eight weeks have increased the cash reward they are offering for "solid evidence" which helps locate him.
A ‘Help find Dan Venes’ page set up on Facebook has amassed more than 2,300 followers, with several people reporting potential sightings of Dan. None have so far been confirmed.
Last month, the organisers offered a £1,000 reward to anyone who has key information which leads to him being found. This has now been upped to £1,500.
A post states: "If you think you see Dan, please stop what your doing and call for help. Try to take a picture and message us here as there may be people we can send close to where the sighting is."
The organisers told KentOnline today: "We are still doing all we can but with no leads or possible sightings it’s very hard.
"Friends and family of Dan have been searching day and night, doing everything possible.
"We have stuck posters up, given out flyers, had a professional drone pilot fly his thermal drone over woodland areas.
"We are following every lead and path possible to bring Dan home."
His dad, Jason Joiner, previously said the talented artist and musician has not used his bank card since he was last seen and that there have been no confirmed sightings of him.
But he said his family and friends are “hoping and praying” he will be found.
Prior to his disappearance, Dan had been picked up at Sturry Railway Station by police due to concerns for his welfare.
He was taken to the QEQM hospital in Margate, but is believed to have left soon after.
Dan was captured on CCTV in Margate a short while later - but has not been seen since.
Multiple suspected sightings have been reported of him on the 'Help find Dan Venes’ page, but he is yet to be found.
Dan is 5ft 9ins tall, with a slim build and short, dark hair.
He also has a short beard and was last seen wearing a red and black checked shirt with black jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting reference number 14-1230.