Houston police say missing journalist found unharmed

Courtney Roland (KHOU)

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a sports journalist who went missing after telling a friend she feared she was being followed has been found unharmed.

Police tweeted Monday morning that officers found 29-year-old Courtney Roland near the Galleria mall, where she had been spotted alone in a store Sunday evening.

Police say Roland has been taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police say they won’t immediately say where she was found.

Family and friends reported Roland missing at the weekend. Her Jeep was found with her phone and other personal items inside. Her purse was found elsewhere.

Family members told KHOU-TV that Roland texted her roommate Saturday to say a suspicious man was following her in a blue truck. Roland and her roommate intended to meet up later that day, but she never appeared.


HOUSTON (CBS NEWS) — Police are searching for a sports reporter who has gone missing in the Houston area.

CBS affiliate KHOU reports that police found 29-year-old Courtney Roland’s Jeep Cherokee in the Galleria area just after midnight on Sunday, but Roland remained missing as of Monday morning.

Police say the Rivals.com Texas A&M reporter’s phone was found inside the vehicle. Her purse with an iPad, computer and credit cards were also all found intact somewhere inside the Galleria.

KHOU 11 reports that Roland, who last seen wearing a camouflage fleece sweater and an orange hat, was last heard from Saturday around 4 p.m. She texted a roommate, telling her a suspicious man at a Walgreens was following her. The man followed her in a blue truck all the way home, but then he allegedly drove off when she got out.


The roommate was supposed to meet up with Roland but she never showed up, the station reported.

Roland’s parents are now pleading for information.

“If somebody has her, we just want to tell them we love you too. And I know Courtney would be praying for you, because that’s the way she was. She cared for other people,” said dad Steve Roland.

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