Rivals.com reporter Courtney Roland, who went missing in Houston on Saturday after covering a football camp, has been found, according to police.
Roland went missing early Saturday evening after sending a text to her roommate about a suspicious man following her. From Click2Houston:
The roommate said he followed Roland to her home in a blue truck as she was parked in the driveway. The roommate said the blue truck looped back around and parked behind her and Roland got out of her car and the truck sped off. The roommate said she and Roland were supposed to meet up, but the roommate didn’t hear from her again.
Soon after, Roland’s family filed a missing persons report.
Information obtained in our investigation thus far indicates Ms. Roland was last seen about 5:40 p.m. on Sunday (Jan 7) walking alone in a store in the mall. Anyone who has seen her since that time is encouraged to call our Missing Persons Unit 713-394-1840. #HouNews https://t.co/kyp3yBsS7b— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 8, 2018
Early Monday morning police said they Roland’s white jeep parked outside The Galleria, a large shopping mall in Houston.
Hours later, Houston Police reported that Roland had been found in the area of The Galleria and was safe.
UPDATE: Our officers have found Ms. Roland in the Galleria area. She appears unharmed. She'll be taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. We are not providing the location where she was found or hospital at this time. More info to follow. #HouNews https://t.co/btdaJLbifW— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 8, 2018
According to a report by KHOU-11, multiple sources said Roland was found at a Chick-fil-A restaurant near The Galleria.
Latest: After seeing Ms. Roland's case in the news this morning, a passerby called us about 8:15am, stating Ms. Roland was under an overpass at the 610 West Loop at Richmond. Our officers arrived, confirmed it was her and arranged she be checked at an area hospital. #HouNews https://t.co/U6xieTLY0U— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 8, 2018
During a press conference Monday afternoon, Houston Police said they believe Roland had become “confused due to a reaction to medications she had been taking.”
The police were still piecing together her movements over the past few days. Police said because of her state of confusion, she was “unaware that she was being looked at as a missing person.”
Roland left her purse in a Starbucks, according to police. She also lost her phone and tried to track it down with an iPad, police said. Police said it is unclear where Roland stayed Sunday night.
Police said they do not “suspect any foul play attached to the incident,” but added she had “bumps and bruises but didn’t know how she got them.”
“There is no evidence that anything criminal happened to her,” police said.