Zuzu Verk- Texas- 2016 (Deceased) Jan 21, 2017 1:53:24 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jan 21, 2017 1:53:24 GMT -5
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Exclusive: Person of interest in Zuzu Verk disappearance speaks out
A mystery in West Texas, where the search continues for 22-year-old college student Zuzu Verk, who went missing on Oct. 12.
As police continue to investigate her disappearance, people in the tight-knit town are wondering if a killer is walking among them.
Weeks after her disappearance, Crime Watch Daily is on the case, knocking on doors, talking to family and uncovering never-before-heard details in our exclusive interview with a man police are calling an official person of interest.
It had only been about two years since Denton, Texas native Zuzu Verk moved to the small college town of Alpine to study conservation biology at Sul Ross State University.
Zuzu had midterm exams coming up just a few days before that life-altering Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Police found her disappearance suspicious enough to immediately open an investigation, and Zuzu's parents relocated to Alpine that same weekend to help with the search.
In a shocking turn, just one day after talking to police about Zuzu's disappearance, the last known person to see her alive, her own boyfriend Robert Fabian, had "lawyered up."
Fabian's lawyer, Liz Rogers, told Crime Watch Daily affiliate KOSA-TV:
"He is distraught over the disappearance of Zuzu. We are conducting our own investigation, and we fervently pray that Zuzu will be found alive and well. And that's all the comment I can make at this time."
Police talked to multiple acquaintances of Zuzu's boyfriend, and in an affidavit filed just six days after she disappeared, Robert Fabian is officially listed as a "suspected party."
According to Robert himself, the last time he saw Zuzu was when he says she left around 3 or 4 a.m. on the morning she went missing.
Police also questioned Robert's friend Chris Estrada, even calling him an actual person of interest.
They also obtain search warrants for Robert's apartment, a pickup truck and even Chris Estrada's Ford Mustang, all for the purpose of getting to the bottom of the "possible wrongful acts of Robert Fabian."
Days before Crime Watch Daily visited Alpine, a grand jury was convened to try to get more answers. So far, certain members of Robert's family have already been called to testify, and so has Chris Estrada's girlfriend.
But so far, no arrests have been made, and Zuzu is still missing.
Robert Fabian's attorney Liz Rogers told Crime Watch Daily only that: "At this time it is inappropriate for me to comment."
But Chris Estrada did agree to speak with us publicly about the case for the first time anywhere.
To Chris Estrada's credit, even after being named a person of interest, he continues to cooperate with police, and has yet to retain a lawyer, saying he has nothing to hide.
Crime Watch Daily was unable to interview Robert Fabian.
There is currently a $200,000 reward for credible information leading to Zuzu Verk's whereabouts. Anyone with information can call the Alpine Police Department anonymously at (432) 837-3486.
Link to full Crime Watch Daily article & video segments: crimewatchdaily.com/2016/12/05/exclusive-person-of-interest-in-zuzu-verk-disappearance-speaks-out/
Thoughts? Zuzu's disappearance was first profiled on the December 5th, 2016 episode of "Crime Watch Daily" and has become a high publicity case across many national media outlets as well. Unfortunately it still has not led to finding her as of this posting.
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