ALPINE, Texas – A West Texas man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of a college student he was dating.
The remains of Zuzu Verk were found last month in a shallow grave in the wilderness near Alpine, about 200 miles southeast of El Paso. A Brewster County grand jury indicted 22-year-old Robert Fabian on Friday in the death of Verk, a student at Sul Ross State University in Alpine.
His bond is set at $750,000. He already was jailed on $175,000 bond on an evidence tampering charge. His attorney didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Verk, of Keller, went missing Oct. 12. Her remains were found Feb. 3 and identified through dental records.
Neighbors have said they heard Fabian and Verk argue at his Alpine apartment late evening on Oct. 11.