By: Amanda Guerra

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A Keller family is desperate to find a missing college student after she disappeared last Tuesday. Twenty-one year old Zuzu Renee Verk attends Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. Her father, Glenn Verk, said last Tuesday she went on a date, but that was the last time anyone saw or heard from his daughter.

“It was determined by people here that know her that she was not in class for her midterm on Wednesday and she didn’t show up for work Wednesday either,” Verk said.

Glenn Verk

Glenn Verk

Verk and his wife immediately called police who declared the young woman as “missing.”

Investigators have been searching for Verk since then.

Her parents have remained in the area during the search.

“They brought in the Texas Rangers, the FBI, there have been helicopters here,” he said.

“The community has reached out to an amazing degree putting together huge search parties.”

So far police have not named a suspect in the case.

Verk said he’s asking for anyone with information to come forward.

“If they have any connection to anything that might’ve happened her in Alpine, the smallest inclining of a suspicion. Nothing is being overlooked,” he pleaded.

He said his daughter is a very special young woman.

“We’re all special but there’s something exceptional about this young woman. She’s vibrant and she’s full of excitement and life.”

“I’m just very proud of her and I want to see her again,” he said choking back tears.

On the Alpine Police Department’s Facebook page, officers added they are looking for 2 vehicles possibly related to Verk’s disappearance:

Anyone with information about seeing a grey 2006 Jeep Liberty and a 2004 Mazda Miata convertible with a beige top being driven between the hours of midnight and 10:00 am on Wednesday October 12, 2016, are urged to contact Alpine Police Department at (432) 837-3486. Alpine Police Department is seeking additional information related to the disappearance of Zuzu Verk. Anyone with information about seeing a grey 2006 Jeep Liberty and a 2004 Mazda Miata convertible with a beige top being driven between the hours of midnight and 10:00 am on Wednesday October 12, 2016, are urged to contact Alpine Police Department at (432) 837-3486.

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