Bail Reduced for Man Accused of Helping Hide Zuzu Verk's Body in West Texas

Bail has been reduced for the man accused of helping hide the body of Zuzu Renee Verk, a Sul Ross State University student who disappeared in October. At a bond reduction hearing Wednesday, Chris Estrada's bail was lowered to $175,000 for one count of tampering with or fabricating evidence by concealing a human corpse, and $50,000 for a second count of tampering with evidence, the Brewster County Sheriff's Office announced. Estrada was initially held on $500,000 bail for both counts. His attorney told CBS 7-TV that Estrada intends to plead not guilty to the charges. He is accused of helping Verk's boyfriend, Robert Fabian, dispose of the 22-year-old's body. Verk's remains were discovered in a shallow grave outside the West Texas city of Alpine where she attended school in February.Fabian was seen buying painters drop cloths the night Verk disappeared. The drop cloths matched the thin plastic sheets her body was wrapped in, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.   Continue reading...

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