Missing Houston-area sports reporter found safe

Houston-based sports reporter Courtney Roland went missing after leaving a Texas A&M University football camp, authorities said. She was found safe Monday. Photo courtesy Courtney Roland/Twitter

Jan. 8 (UPI) — Police found Houston-based digital sports reporter Courtney Roland safe and unharmed Monday after she was reported missing over the weekend.

Her father, Steve Roland, said she was found safe Monday morning and was taken to the hospital for a checkup.

She was found after police received a call notifying them Roland was seen underneath a highway overpass.

“We don’t have too many details right now; we’re just happy she’s OK,” Steve Roland said.

The Texas A&M beat reporter went missing on Saturday afternoon and her family subsequently filed a missing persons report, authorities said.

Roland is a reporter for the sports website Rivals.

Brian Perroni, a reporter for 247Sports, said in a tweet that he’d received a text message from Roland at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, which said she worried she was being followed by a blue truck after leaving Walgreens.

Roland told her roommate that a suspicious man at the store “looped back around and parked behind her,” and that the truck sped off after she’d gotten out of her vehicle.

Roland’s mother said she received a message hours later that read, “hello the owner of this phone Courtney. I am buying an iPad.”

Roland, 29, reportedly had her car broken into six weeks ago and had been on high alert since.


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