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UPDATE #2: Missing Texas A&M Sports Reporter Who Was Found Says She Had A Severe Reaction To Medication

Update from The Associated Press:

HOUSTON (AP) _ The Latest on a sports journalist who was reported missing in Houston over the weekend after she told her roommate she feared she was being followed (all times local):

2 p.m.

Houston police say a sports journalist who was found after she went missing over the weekend told officers she had a severe reaction to medication that led her to become confused and disoriented.

Police said Monday that 29-year-old Courtney Roland suffered memory loss as a result of her reaction to the medication and she’s continuing to be evaluated at a hospital.

Authorities say Roland had covered a football camp Saturday and then late that night her mother received nonsensical texts from her daughter. Her roommate called police Sunday after being contacted by Roland expressing concern that a suspicious man was following her.

Her Jeep was found Sunday at a shopping mall in west Houston and a passer-by who spotted her walking Monday underneath a highway overpass called police after recognizing her from media reports.

Police say she appeared to have spent much of her time searching for her phone, which was found in her car.

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

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10 a.m.

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

Police tweeted Monday morning that the passer-by had seen news reports that 29-year-old Courtney Roland was missing and recognized her near Interstate 610 in west Houston.

Responding officers arranged for her to be taken to a hospital for evaluation. She appeared unharmed.

Authorities say additional information will be released later Monday.

Officers began searching for her over the weekend after family members say she texted her roommate about a suspicious man following her. They say Roland later planned to meet up with her roommate but failed to appear.

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

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8:55 a.m.

Houston police say a sports journalist who went missing after telling a friend she feared she was being followed has been found unharmed.

Police tweeted Monday morning that officers found 29-year-old Courtney Roland near the Galleria mall, where she had been spotted alone in a store Sunday evening.

Police say Roland has been taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police say they won’t immediately say where she was found.

Family and friends reported Roland missing at the weekend. Her Jeep was found with her phone and other personal items inside. Her purse was found elsewhere.

Family members told KHOU-TV that Roland texted her roommate Saturday to say a suspicious man was following her in a blue truck. Roland and her roommate intended to meet up later that day, but she never appeared.

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8:15 a.m.

Police in Houston say they’re investigating the disappearance of a sports journalist who told her roommate she believed was being followed.

Police say 29-year-old Courtney Roland was last seen Sunday evening walking alone in a store at a shopping mall.

Her Jeep later was found with her phone and other personal items inside. Her purse was found at a nearby business.

Family members told KHOU-TV that Roland texted her roommate Saturday to say a suspicious man was following her in a blue truck. Roland and her roommate intended to meet up later that day, but she never appeared.

Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday retweeted a plea to help find Roland with the hashtag (hash)HelpFindCourtney.

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

UPDATE – From Houston Police Twitter account at 8:35 a.m. Monday:

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.

Original story:

A Texas A&M football reporter and former student is missing in the Houston area.

According to Houston Police, 29 year-old Courtney Roland, who works for Rivals.com, was last seen around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday at the Houston Galleria mall.

Houston Police say her vehicle, a white Jeep, was found by officers overnight in a parking lot at the Houston Galleria. Her phone and other items were inside the vehicle. Her purse was found at a nearby business.

Anyone with information is asked to contact HPD Missing Persons Unit at 832-394-1840.

Picture of Courtney Roland from Facebook.

 

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Posted by on Jan 8 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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