Search groups continue to comb Alpine area for Zuzu Verk

By Lisa Morton

It’s been two weeks since Zuzu Verk was last seen in Alpine on October 12.  Some persons of interest have been interviewed with her boyfriend not making himself available to investigators, and securing legal counsel.

The following report was issued yesterday morning by David Lambrix, Brewster County Office of Emergency Management

  The search group today will continue searches in and around Alpine as well as North and South on Hwy 385 around Marathon. Search. The search groups have also expand Presidio County around conduct searches after reviewing the drone photos and film footage.  Pecos Police Department has loaned one of their drones to help in the search along with officers.

  Texas Equusearch drone demobilized this morning.

  The group now includes Customs and Border Protection, Pecos Police Department, DPS troopers, DPS-CID, Alpine Police, Brewster County Sheriff Department, Brewster County Office of Emergency Management, Texas Rangers, Texas Forestry Service, and Texas Game Wardens.

Customs Border Protection Air and Marine and Texas DPS will fly the area as well.

Investigations have collected all evidence from the vehicles this weekend and are processing what they have. Assisting also is the Region Counsel for Border Prosecution from San Angelo and DPS from Laredo.

Texas Division of Emergency Management demobilized last night but will be available if needed. Texas Forestry Service will demobilize at noon today as they are preparing for their fire academy this weekend in Fort Davis. They will also be available if needed via telephonic notification

The Investigation will continue to use the Brewster County Emergency Operations Center.

Professional LEO and search teams today number 32.

To help bring Zuzu Verk home, call 432-837-5541 with any information you may have.  All information will be investigated