$500K bond for West Texan charged over missing girlfriend

ALPINE, Texas (AP) – Bond was set at $500,000 for a West Texas man charged with tampering with evidence after human remains were found amid the search for his girlfriend.

Alpine police Lt. Felipe Fierro says 26-year-old Robert Fabian of Alpine faced a magistrate Monday at the Brewster County Jail. Fabian was arrested Saturday on a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence by concealing a human corpse.

Fierro says the charge relates to the disappearance of 22-year-old Sul Ross State University student Zuzu Verk of Fort Worth. She’s been missing since Oct. 12 after a date with Fabian.

Fierro says police believe remains discovered Friday, near Alpine, are Verk. Positive identification was pending. Police delayed plans to release an affidavit Monday.

- FWBP Digital Partners -

An attorney for Fabian didn’t immediately return a message Monday.