ALPINE -- It has now been ten days since a 22-year-old Sul Ross student was last seen. The search for Zuzu Verk includes a $100,000 reward and multi-agency search. All eyes turned to the girl's boyfriend at a Friday press conference when police said he is a person of interest who is not cooperating.
"Robert, I'm asking to please help us, I haven't seen you yet, I've seen a lot of people helping. If you’d please come and cooperate with the police department, and help us and help them," the missing girl's father Glenn Verk told media. "I know that you love her, I hope that you do, and this would be a way to show it.”
Police say the boyfriend, identified by family as local Robert Fabian, has attained attorney Liz Rogers who spoke briefly with CBS 7 by phone.
"I am proud to represent Robert," Rogers said. "He is distraught over the disappearance of Zuzu as is everyone in our community."
Rogers would not answer any questions including why he has not been seen at any of the public searches or press conferences.
"He has cooperated with Texas Rangers as well as local law enforcement," Rogers said. "We are conducting our own investigation and we fervently pray that she's found alive and well."
Miles Verk, Zuzu's brother, also spoke at the press conference with a message directed towards Zuzu's boyfriend.
"Robert, if you love Zuzu as much as you say you do and have told me over and over, you will come down here and you will help the police bring my sister home," Verk said.