Houston police have found the missing sports reporter who disappeared on Saturday after messaging her roommate to say she was being followed by a ‘suspicious man’.
Courtney Roland, 29, a reporter for Rivals’ Texas A&M site AggieYell.com, was last seen leaving a Texas elite football camp in the Heights area at around 4pm on Saturday, her roommate Autumn Vara wrote on Facebook.
Now her friend Brian Perroni, who has been working with the family to share updates of her disappearance, revealed she had been found.
Her friend Brian Perroni, who has been working with the family to share updates of her disappearance, revealed she had been found
‘Thank Jesus!’ he tweeted. ‘Courtney Roland has been found by the Houston Police. Thank you to everybody for your prayers and please respect the family at this time #HelpFindCourtney.’
It is not yet clear what condition Roland was found in, and why she disappeared for two days.
Her last text message, sent in the early hours of Sunday, suggested she was scared, and mentioned she was being followed by a blue truck after leaving a Walgreens, Vara revealed.
Perroni revealed yesterday that Roland had been spotted in the Houston Galleria at around 5.45pm on Sunday, wearing a camo fleece and an orange Remington hat. She was said to be a driving a 2015 white Jeep Cherokee with license plate HZC7778.
Courtney Roland was last seen leaving a Texas elite football camp in the Heights area
Roland texted her roommate at around 12.30am on Sunday about a ‘suspicious man’ she saw in Walgreens
Her car, purse, wallet, phone were all later discovered abandoned in the area.
A missing persons report was filed that same day, her friends revealed on social media.
Perroni said it was ‘very out of character’ for the reporter to simply disappear, adding his concerns that she’s left behind her phone, wallet and cash.
Her parents Steve and Cindy, as well as her extended family, also appealed for her to come home, saying, on Khou, ‘We love you. Your friends love you. Come home.’