ALPINE, TX (KWES) - The reward for information on a missing Sul Ross student has been increased.
According to the Alpine Police Department, the reward is now $50,000.
Authorities are searching for Zuzu Verk.
Verk is described as 5 feet tall, 110 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Her natural hair color is brown but has recently been colored blonde.
She was last heard from during the early morning hours on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Police are also asking the public for information about two cars, a grey 2006 Jeep Liberty and a 2004 Mazda Miata convertible with a beige top. The vehicles were seen driving between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. on Wednesday Oct. 12, 2016.
Sul Ross State University President, Dr. Bill Kibler, sent out the following statement, " During the past week, the uncertainty associated with the unknown has pervaded the usually-peaceful and safe environment the Sul Ross State University family enjoys. The disappearance of one of our students, Zuzu Verk, has deeply affected the entire campus community as well as Alpine and the surrounding area. Sul Ross, along with the extended community, has responded admirably in various ways, particularly through extensive participation in the numerous searches undertaken in efforts to locate Zuzu. The active support and countless prayers are deeply appreciated by family and friends. Throughout this crisis, we, as a university family, remain hopeful that this story has a happy ending. We pledge our continuous support and participation in the search for our friend and Sul Ross family member, Zuzu Verk."
Alpine police encourage anyone with information to call them at (432) 837-3486.