Houston police said Courtney Roland was located Monday after a passerby who had seen news reports about her disappearance spotted her under an overpass. Officers confirmed it was Roland, and she was checked at an area hospital.
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
A press briefing featuring missing persons investigators was set for 1 p.m. local time.
KTRK on Monday reported that Courtney Roland was found safe at a Chick-fil-A restaurant near Houston's Galleria on Monday morning.
Roland's Jeep was found in the same region the night before, with authorities locating it in a parking lot on Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer Road.
Houston police said that Roland was last seen around 5:40 p.m. local time on Sunday walking alone in a store at the Galleria mall.
The father of a missing sports journalist in Houston says she has been found and is safe with police, he told KHOU 11 News.
Courtney Roland has been taken to the hospital for evaluation but is reportedly unharmed after disappearing last Saturday amid concerns she was being followed.
A Houston police officer found Roland - who vanished last Saturday after texting her roommate that a man was trailing her - after a tip was phoned in.
A sports reporter who recently voiced fears that she was being followed has gone missing, according to KPRC.
KPRC on Sunday reported that Courtney Roland, 29, is a sports reporter for AggieYell.com and often covers Texas A&M University football.
Roland’s family on Sunday said she was reported missing the day before after covering the Texas Team Elite football camp in the Houston area.
Houston police said that Roland was last seen around 4 p.m. local time in the city’s Heights region.
Roland was wearing black pants, black shoes with orange laces, an orange hat and a camouflage jacket.
Law officers on early Monday found Roland’s 2010 white Jeep Cherokee in Houston’s Galleria area.
Roland’s roommate on Sunday told KPRC that she had texted her about a suspicious man she saw in Walgreens who was seemingly following her.
The roommate noted that the man followed Roland to her home in a blue truck as she parked in the driveway.
Roland got out of her car as the truck looped back around and parked behind her, the roommate continued, before ultimately speeding off.
The roommate added that she and Roland had planned on reuniting Saturday but the two never spoke again.
Roland’s mother on Sunday said that she had received a text from her daughter’s phone the same day.
“Hello the owner of this phone Courtney,” the text said, according to Roland’s mother. “I am buying an iPad.”
Roland’s roommate additionally said that the reporter has been anxious since her car was broken into six weeks ago.
Roland’s disappearance over the weekend inspired the hashtag #HelpFindCourtney in an attempt to find the reporter.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Sunday tweeted out the hashtag after another Twitter user urged him to.
A copy of Roland’s resume posted on her official portfolio website says she graduated from Texas A&M in 2010 and has worked for Rivals.com since 2008.