Courtney Roland —the 29-year-old Texas A&M reporter who was reported missing in Houston — was just found “unharmed” under an overpass near the shopping area in which she was last seen, according to Houston Police.
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
Roland’s family members told KHOU 11 that on Saturday, the online journalist was out shopping at a local Walgreens when she allegedly texted a friend on the way home saying there was suspicious man following her. Family and friends began to worry when Roland did not show up to meet her roommate later that day.
Houston PD began an investigation for a missing person and said officers found Roland’s white Jeep overnight parked in a lot near the Galleria mall with some of her personal belongings inside, including her phone — her purse was recovered at a nearby business.
Police tweeted at the time, “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.”
Roland’s family pleaded for her safe return just hours ago, and now their prayers have been answered.
BREAKING: We spoke with #CourtneyRoland parents and friends who are pleading for info on her whereabouts. She was last heard from Saturday evening near the heights, her car located this morning near Galleria/Post Oak. Info call @houstonpolice. Details #khou11 pic.twitter.com/LuC4aIjeTl
— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) January 8, 2018
Police said Monday that Roland has been taken to an area hospital for evaluation.