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ZUZU VERK: Texas vs. Robert Fabian for murder *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    There is definitely more than one person who knows what happened to Zuzu. Whether they know exactly where she is? Probably not. But they need to be cooperative.
    How can you continue to protect someone who did this?
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Search for Zuzu Verk moves to landfills

    The search for missing college student Zuzu Verk has moved to landfills in the Alpine area.

    The Alpine and Presidio Landfills have been searched, police say, and officials are currently searching the Odessa Landfill for evidence regarding Verk's disappearance.

    "The process of searching these landfills began early in the search and investigative efforts are expected to be complete this weekend," police said.


    Alpine police chief wants grand jury

    Alpine Police Chief Russell Scown said Friday an effort is underway to set a date for the grand jury to convene and interview witnesses, including the boyfriend of 21-year-old Zuzu Verk, who disappeared this month, CBS 7 reported.

  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Reward in search for missing Texas college coed now $200,000

    The reward in the search for missing Sul Ross State University Student Zuzu Verk, 22, doubled again Monday, from $100,000 to $200,000.

    Authorities have covered hundreds of thousands of miles from the air and on the ground in the search for Verk, who’s been missing since early in the morning on Oct. 12, Alpine police say.

    Investigators have also searched several landfills, police say.


    Law Enforcement Concludes Fruitless Landfill Search for Zuzu Verk; Reward Increases to $200,000

    Over the weekend, law enforcement officers in West Texas finished searching landfills in Alpine, Presidio and Odessa without finding any sign of missing Sul Ross University student Zuzu Verk. Monday, the Alpine Police Department increased the reward for information to $200,000, raised entirely through private donations.

    During the early morning hours of Oct. 12, according to police, Fabian borrowed a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Police have searched that truck, a Ford Mustang that Fabian rode in Oct. 12 and a laptop that Fabian left with Joshua Cobos, who then turned the laptop over to police. Cobos told police that that Fabian said the laptop contained "items that Fabian wanted to delete from social media."

    The Texas Attorney General's office has taken the case over from local prosecutor Rod Ponto, who recused himself from the investigation last Wednesday. The team from the attorney general's office handling the case, Adrienne McFarland and Geoff Barr, are expected to convene a grand jury to investigate the case as early as this week.

    “The family knows more information and we need them to tell us,” Alpine Police Chief Russell Scown said of Fabian's family, according to Midland-Odessa TV station KOSA last week. “If they won’t tell us, then we will bring them before a grand jury and hopefully we can get the information from them that way.”

  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    That's a hefty reward!

    C'mon tipsters - do the right thing!
  6. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    This is one more example of a so called bf being named a poi. Now he lawyered up........hope his fam members do too. Something stinks to high heavens.
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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    ONE MONTH LATER: Search continues for Zuzu Verk, parents remain hopeful

    It's been one month since Sul Ross State University student Zuzu Verk was last seen in Alpine, Texas. It's been even longer since her parents have seen her. The Verk family said they never expected Zuzu to be gone this long and the memories of her are making the days go by faster.

    We visited with several courts in Alpine and we have learned a grand jury will be presented with evidence very soon. We've reached out to the Attorney General's Office, there is no word on any possible indictments.

    A $200,000 reward is being offered for anyone who has information that can bring Zuzu back home. As you drive by town, you see missing fliers all around. Protesters have even started dedicating their free time to confronting the prime suspect, Zuzu's boyfriend, Robert Fabian.

    The Alpine Police Department (APD) said Fabian is still not cooperating with law enforcement. They have also named Fabian's family and friend as persons of interest. That means authorities want help from the persons of interest with information.

    APD said calling off the search is not an option and will continue until they find Zuzu.

  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    A month later, still no sign of Zuzu Verk as grand jury convenes

    A grand jury met behind closed doors on Monday at the Brewster County Courthouse as investigators continue to search for answers in the disappearance of 21-year-old Zuzu Verk.

    Police have said the grand jury proceedings are largely an effort to compel Fabian's family members and close friends, some of whom are persons of interest in the case, to testify about anything they may know concerning Verk's disappearance.

  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hope the pressure becomes unbearable and the truth pours out!
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Grand jury proceedings done for Verk case, no word on possible indictments

    A grand jury in Alpine is done hearing evidence in the missing Sul Ross State University student, Zuzu Verk’s case. Now, we're just waiting to see if there will be any indictments that come from the proceedings.

    Alpine police said no matter what the outcome of the grand jury proceedings are, they do not have plans to stop searching for Zuzu until she is found.

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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Alpine walks to honor Zuzu Verk and family

    Rose petals are scattered on the streets of Alpine. They're a reference to Zuzu Bailey's petals from the film It's A Wonderful Life, but Zuzu Verk's flower petals here are more than just roses.

    "We want people to walk around Alpine and see the petals and think of her," said event coordinator and family friend Jackie McDonald.

    Zuzu's supporters walked in downtown Alpine to honor Zuzu and her family through the long five weeks since her disappearance Sunday afternoon.

    Signs and T-shirts read "#FindZuzu" to spread awareness of the Zuzu Verk case. Supporters didn't only hold onto signs, but faith to bring her home.

    The family said another hashtag called #TheZuzuEffect, is all about paying it forward in her honor.

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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    ‘We can only hope she’s been abducted’: The mysterious disappearance of Zuzu Verk

    It’s been nearly two months since Glenn and Lori Verk’s daughter disappeared before sunrise on a chilly morning in mid-October.

    But when the heartbroken parents walk through the busy streets of downtown Alpine, Tex., they sometimes feel as if their daughter Zuzu is all around them.

    She’s in the hugs from mournful strangers who approach the couple on the street and in the playful anecdotes shared by shopkeepers who were accustomed to seeing the pixie-like 21-year-old drop by their stores with a few girlfriends in tow. She’s in the meals that are paid for anonymously at local cafes and in the missing posters showing the college student’s smiling face and blond hair that are plastered across the rustic ranching town.

    “It seems obvious to us that Zuzu did not leave on her own volition and whoever is responsible has hidden her from view,” Glenn Verk said when asked how police, specialized search teams and drones could’ve scoured thousands of square miles looking for his daughter and come back empty-handed. “If you look at this region, you can hide somebody pretty easily if you put a little bit of effort into it.”

    “We can only hope she’s been abducted,” Lori said. “We don’t think there’s any way that she would’ve run away.”

    “She would have to be hidden in a building that there’s no access to legally,” Glenn continued.

    “No matter what happened, she would’ve fought,” Lori added. “She’s fearless.”

    “We try to come up with scenarios where she can come home safe and sound, but each one drags you emotionally along with it,” Glenn concluded.

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  13. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Finding Zuzu: Robert Fabian called before the grand jury

    It’s been over two months and still no sign of missing Alpine student Zuzu Verk.

    On Monday a grand jury reconvened and this time Zuzu’s boyfriend, Robert Fabian, was called for questioning along with his friend Chris Estrada.

    As you may recall, Robert is still the sole suspect in the case and Chris is a person of interest.

    By 2p.m. the grand jury had finished questioning Robert, Chris and a third witness.

    In fact, Robert was inside the courtroom for no longer than 10 minutes before he and his attorney left, leaving Zuzu’s parents and the rest of us with so many unanswered questions.

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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    'We just want our daughter home': Zuzu Verk still missing 3 months later

    Three months after a 21-year-old college student from North Texas vanished in the sleepy town of Alpine, there is still no sign of Zuzu Verk.

    There have also been no arrests or charges filed in the case, even though police say her boyfriend, Robert Fabian, remains the primary suspect.

    “It is so important we keep her story circulating,” said Lori Verk, Zuzu’s mom. “She deserves dignity, respect and justice.”

    Both Estrada and Fabian have testified in front of a local grand jury, but as of Jan. 12, neither man had been indicted.

    Grand jurors are expected to reconvene again this month.

    “We’re hopeful for indictments,” Lori Verk said this week. “Lives have been ruined by this senseless act. Zuzu deserves better.”

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  16. WindStorm

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  17. WindStorm

    WindStorm Bronze Member

    "None of the revelations come as a surprise to John Franco, who lives directly below Fabian in an apartment complex across from Sul Ross State University.

    "That night, we heard arguing," said Franco. "I can hear him pacing back and forth, in the kitchen, living room, all around, all around.”

    Franco said his girlfriend woke him up a short time later.

    “Going down the stairs, we heard a loud thump. This is around 4 in the morning," said Franco. "I only wish we had done something."

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  20. WindStorm

    WindStorm Bronze Member

    “You could hear him moving their stuff around, playing music, and then she (Zuzu) shows up,” said John Franco, who lives in the apartment below Robert. “They make dinner like at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m., you could smell their food, and you can hear their conversation and then laugh a little bit. Then, it got quiet like after 11 p.m."

    That silence didn't last long.

    "We just heard one, like you know, shut the ‘F’ up and that was it," Franco said.

    At around two that Wednesday morning, Franco heard Robert’s bed shake multiple times.

    "We can hear him pacing back and forth, like all over the house,” Franco said. “Maybe around 3 o'clock in the morning, we hear him jump in the shower."

    Then, one hour later Franco's girlfriend hears a loud thump and quickly wakes him up.

    "She wanted me to go check, so I went to go check, and it was just Robert,” Franco said. “Robert was leaving, but his girlfriend's car was still parked out there."

    Neither Franco nor his girlfriend saw Zuzu leave and say her car was gone by Friday -- the day police began their investigation into her disappearance."


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