ALPINE -- The search for missing Alpine student Zuzu Verk is far from over.
It has now been over three weeks since anyone last saw or heard from Zuzu, but her family is not losing hope or giving up on finding her.
“Each day gets harder and harder, but with the help and support of the community, and our family and friends, it makes it possible,” said Zuzu’s mother Lori Verk. “But, everyday that we don’t know where she is, is another nightmare.”
As the days continue to pass by, the Verk family can’t help but feel more frustrated and angry with Zuzu’s boyfriend, Robert Fabian, who continues to be the sole suspect in her disappearance.
“It’s just that there’s so little we think we’re asking, just help us, give us a little bit of information,” pleaded Zuzu’s father Glenn Verk. “What do you know? Where were you? What happened? We miss Zuzu so much, and we just need to know where she is that’s all.”
Robert’s silence has especially come to a surprise for Zuzu’s younger brother Miles.
He considered Robert to be one of his only friends in Alpine.
“It’s beyond frustration, it’s far beyond frustration,” expressed Miles. “It’s a really simple, simple question, what happened and why won’t you talk to us? Why won’t you talk to the police? If you have nothing to hide, why can’t you just come forward and clear your name? It’s really easy and he’s making it really hard on us.”
For Zuzu’s mother, she can’t even begin to put into words the pain she and her family are in.
“I would never wish this on them (Robert’s family) at all,” said Lori. “If roles were reversed and it was my daughter, and Robert was missing, we’d be at their side concerned.”
The reward for Zuzu is now at $200,000 for any information leading to her whereabouts.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Alpine Police Department at (432) 837-3486.