Missing Texas journalist Courtney Roland has been found

Courtney Faye Roland
Courtney Faye Roland

09 January, 2018

Her white Jeep was found overnight in a parking garage close to the shopping center, police said. "She cared for people".

Roland covers Texas A&M athletics for Rivals, a Yahoo!-owned online publication focusing on college sports.

Police in Houston say a passer-by contacted authorities after spotting a missing sports journalist underneath a highway overpass.

She had bumps and bruises but was otherwise unharmed when she was spotted Monday morning walking under an Interstate 610 overpass in west Houston by a passer-by who had seen media reports that she was missing.

Responding officers found no obvious injuries but arranged for her to be taken to a hospital for evaluation.

No further information was released.

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Officers began searching for her over the weekend after family members say she texted her roommate about a suspicious man following her. After she parked, the roommate told KPRC "the blue truck looped back around and parked behind her. ..."

"She seems pretty confused about everything", said Houston Police.

But in the early hours of Monday morning, Brian Perroni, a former colleague, wrote on Twitter that her auto, purse, wallet and phone have been found in the Houston Galleria area.

According to one post, she left the camp in an Uber and returned home, before later leaving again to go to Walgreens, a USA supermarket. Her purse was found elsewhere.

The search for Roland went viral after the woman's friend said she got a text from Courtney saying she believed she was being followed by a suspicious man who tailed her out of a Walgreens. Roland was meant to meet up with the roommate, but never showed up.

Her Jeep later was found with her phone and other personal items inside. We are not providing the location where she was found or hospital at this time.

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