A Texas college football reporter who vanished after reportedly texting her roommate about being followed by a suspicious man was found Monday under an overpass and appeared to be unharmed, Houston police said.
Courtney Roland, 29, was located near the Houston Galleria mall, according to a police tweet.
“We don’t have too many details right now; we’re just happy she’s OK,” her father Steve Roland told the Houston Chronicle.
Police said “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,” police added.
Roland, who covers Texas A&M University football for the college sports website Rivals, was last seen Sunday around 5:40 pm walking alone in a store at the Houston Galleria, investigators had said.
A white Jeep belonging to Roland was discovered by police Monday in a parking lot across the street from the mall, with her phone and other items still inside.
Her purse, which contained an iPad, computer and credit cards inside, also was found inside the mall, according to family members who spoke to KHOU.
Roland’s roommate told Click 2 Houston she received a text from Roland on Sunday saying she was being followed by a blue truck driven by a suspicious man she saw in a Walgreens store.
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SOURCE: Fox News, Ryan Gaydos and Greg Norman