Twelve days into Alpine’s missing person case of Zuzu Verk, authorities say her boyfriend Robert Fabian is still the only person of interest in the investigation.
“We just want to be able to fill in the gaps,” said Zuzu’s father Glenn Verk. “That’s what the police want, and they feel he can do that.”
He said his family feels frustration that now the only person of interest is still not cooperating with investigators.
“He has cooperated with the Texas Rangers and local law enforcement, we are in the process of conducting our own investigation.” Fabian’s attorney Liz Rogers said earlier this week, she claims Fabian doesn’t know where Zuzu is.
Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said his cooperation has been limited to none, the last time he spoke with investigators was more than a week ago.
“They did have an interview with him, and then he retained an attorney, and since then he has never been talked to, he’s never called in, he hasn’t said anything to us.”
Zuzu’s family is still pleading with Fabian to come forward for a formal interview with Alpine police.
“It’s frustrating for us to characterize that as cooperating.” Glenn Verk said after hearing Rogers make a claim of cooperation.
For the first time Sunday afternoon the Verk family met with Rogers, after a meeting that lasted little more than ten minutes Glenn Verk said she didn’t answer their questions.
Alpine Police Chief Russell Scown said Roger’s limited information to the family was unacceptable.
Scown said police can’t obtain a warrant for Fabians arrest because there is no evidence showing he is responsible for Zuzu’s disappearance, although it would help the investigation if he would meet with detectives, since he is the last known person to see Zuzu.