Sports reporter found after weekend disappearance in Houston, police say


Courtney Roland

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HOUSTON, Texas –Police in Houston have found a sports reporter who was reported missing over the weekend.

According to the Houston Police Department, Courtney Roland, 29, was found unharmed. She’s being taken to an area hospital for evaluation. Police aren’t providing any additional information about the case.

Earlier Monday, police found her SUV near the Galleria shopping center. Her purse, iPad and credit cards were found intact in the area, according to KHOU.

Roland reports on football for, a website that follows Texas A&M sports teams. She covered an elite football camp in the Houston area Saturday and then disappeared, according to her family. Police said she was last seen on Sunday, Jan. 7, at a store in the mall.

According to her roommate, Roland sent a text message about a suspicious man she saw in Walgreens and feared the man was following her. The roommate told KHOU that the man followed Roland to her home in a blue truck. When Roland got out of her Jeep, the truck sped off.

The roommate said she and Roland were supposed to meet up later, but she didn’t hear from Roland after that. She was reported missing Sunday.

Roland’s mother said she received a text message from her daughter’s phone that said, “hello the owner of this phone Courtney. I am buying an iPad.”

The roommate said Roland’s vehicle was broken into six weeks ago. She’s been on alert ever since that happened.

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