Search for Missing Dallas-Fort Worth Woman Expanded in West Texas, Reward Increased

$30,000 reward offered for information on woman's location

A $30,000 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, whose Facebook page listed her hometown as Coppell, attends Alpine's Sul Ross State University and was last seen there on Oct. 12.

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.

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2006 gray Jeep Liberty and a 2004 Mazda Miata with a beige top

Police said Verk could be in danger, but did not elaborate.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the search for Verk was expanded to include Marathon, Fort Davis, South Brewster County, Marfa and Presidio County.

Verk 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.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Alpine police at 432-837-3486.

Assisting in the search are two professional search agencies, Texas Search and Rescue and Texas Equusearch, along with the Brewster County Sheriff's Office, Reeves County Sheriff’s Office, Pecos County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks And Wildlife, Texas Forest Service, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine, Texas Department of Corrections, National Park Service and the DEA.

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