EDUCATION

Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college student

FILE - This photo provided by Alpine Police Department shows Robert Fabian. Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of missing college student Zuzu Verk, investigators confirmed Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Fabian, Verk's boyfriend, was jailed on a charge of tampering with evidence by concealing a human corpse but other charges were expected, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said. (Alpine Police Department via AP, File)

FILE - This photo provided by Alpine Police Department shows Robert Fabian. Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of missing college student Zuzu Verk, investigators confirmed Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Fabian, Verk's boyfriend, was jailed on a charge of tampering with evidence by concealing a human corpse but other charges were expected, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said. (Alpine Police Department via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of a missing college student.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told reporters Monday that dental records helped confirm the identity of Sul Ross State University student Zuzu Verk. The 22-year-old Fort Worth woman had been missing since Oct. 12.

Her boyfriend, 26-year-old Robert Fabian of Alpine, is jailed on a charge of tampering with evidence by concealing a human corpse. Verk was last seen alive was while on a date with Fabian.

A friend of Fabian's, 28-year-old Chris Estrada, is jailed on a corpse concealment charge in Phoenix awaiting return to Texas.