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Family of missing Sul Ross student pleas for boyfriend to cooperate with law enforcement

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ALPINE, TX (KWES) -

The family of Zuzu Verk was at Friday morning’s press conference. There they made an emotional plea to her boyfriend to cooperate with law enforcement.

"I've met so many folks, students, professors, neighbors, friends, landlords,” said Zuzu Verk’s father, Glenn Verk. “Everyone has been so embracing."

Glenn Verk thanked the community for their love and support, he said the search has gotten bigger every day and is impressed with all the resources the small community has been able to gather.

During the press conference officials said they believe Zuzu's boyfriend has more information that he is not giving them.

Zuzu's father and big brother took the opportunity to beg Zuzu's boyfriend to cooperate.

"Robert, if you love Zuzu as much as you say you do, like you've told me over and over, come down here and help the police bring my sister home,” said Zuzu’s older brother, Miles Verk, trying to hold back tears.

After the press conference the Verk family joined the community who gather in a prayer circle.

Officials said Zuzu's boyfriend has only made one statement to authorities with the Texas Rangers, after that he retained Liz Rogers as his attorney.

"I know that you love her. I hope that you do, and this would be a way to show it," said Glenn Verk.

NewsWest 9 stopped by the office of attorney Liz Rogers in Alpine, the door was locked and no one answered when we knocked.

We've also reached out to her through email, Rogers has yet to reply.

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