A reward is being offered for information leading to the location or safe return of a college student reported missing last week in Alpine.
Zuzu Renee Verk, 22, who listed her hometown as Coppell on her Facebook page, attends Sul Ross State University in Alpine, which is more than 200 miles southeast of El Paso.
She was last seen in Alpine early Oct. 12.
On Tuesday, a $17,500 reward was announced by Alpine police for information leading to her location or safe return. Anyone with information is asked to contact Alpine police at 432-837-3486.
On Sunday, Verk's family, who live in Keller, and police, led dozens of volunteers through streets, alleys and other areas in search of the missing woman.
She is described as 5 feet tall and 110 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Her natural hair color is brown but was recently been colored blonde.
Police said Verk could be in danger, but did not elaborate.
Alpine police said Monday they are hoping to speak with anyone who saw a 2006 gray Jeep Liberty or a 2004 Mazda Miata convertible with a beige top being driven between midnight and 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Verk, in a posting on the Sul Ross State University's Borderlands Research Institute site, said she's from Fort Worth and formerly attended the University of North Texas. Verk said she decided to study conservation biology and worked last summer as an undergraduate researcher.