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Police investigate disappearance of journalist last seen in Houston

09 January, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Courtney Roland

Friends said Roland was wearing an orange Remington hat and a camouflage fleece jacket, before she disappeared.

The Texas sports reporter who went missing over the weekend had been found alive near a Houston-area mall.

No word on what happened during the hours she was missing.

On Sunday, Roland's mother received a text from her phone saying, "hello the owner of this phone Courtney". Her phone was found inside the vehicle and her purse, which had an iPad, computer and credit cards, were found at a nearby business.

Now, the Houston PD has confirmed Roland was found. saying, "A passerby called us about 8:15am, stating Ms. Roland was under an overpass at the 610 West Loop at Richmond". Her phone and other items were inside the vehicle. After she parked, the roommate told KPRC "the blue truck looped back around and parked behind her. ..." Her purse was found elsewhere.

She was reported missing Sunday afternoon by her roommate after last being seen on Saturday. They said that she appeared "unharmed" in an updated Tweet and said that she would be taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Police said Courtney Roland, 29, was found near the shopping mall where she was last seen a day earlier. "I am buying an iPad", it read.

Her disappearance Saturday after covering a football camp for top athletes prompted family and friends to use social media as a platform to find her, and Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday retweeted a plea to help search for her with the hashtag #HelpFindCourtney.

If you have any information, the Houston Police Department's missing persons' bureau can be reached on 832-394-1816. "Episodes can be found on iTunes and PodBean", Courtney Faye Roland also wrote on her website.


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