On January 6, Texas A&M reporter Courtney Faye Roland attended a football camp in Houston, Texas. Following the the event, she called an Uber, which dropped her off back at her house.
According to a screenshot of a Facebook post circulating on Twitter, Roland left the camp around 4:00 p.m. The last time she communicated with anyone was around 12:30 a.m. on January 7.
According to the Facebook report, Roland allegedly texted her roommate saying she was “worried that she was being followed by a blue pickup truck.”
— Courtney Faye Roland (@CourtneyRivals) April 8, 2017
The 29-year-old was reportedly sitting in her car, in her driveway, when she sent the text. According to Fox News, the roommate said the man in the pickup truck followed Roland to her home, circled back around, parked behind her in her driveway, and then sped away when Roland exited her vehicle.
That was the last time anyone had heard from Roland until today. She was last seen at the Houston Galleria around 5:45 pm on Sunday.
Her roommate told Click 2 Houston that she and Roland were supposed to meet up sometime on Sunday, but she never heard back from the AggieYell.com-Rivals.com sports reporter.
Roland’s mother received a text message on Sunday from her daughter’s phone, saying:
“Hello the owner of this phone Courtney. I am buying an iPad.”
Roland was later officially reported missing.
Her roommate said Roland has been on “high alert for weeks” after her car was broken into in December.
Many in the sports community took to Twitter to spread the information surrounding Roland’s disappearance to the public:
Please share, spread the word & pray. So many women in our industry can relate to being alone and vulnerable after working events. So scary. ?? for the Roland family. Let’s help find her ❤️ https://t.co/t9ZnUtTaVt
— Sam Ponder (@sam_ponder) January 8, 2018
Courtney Roland of Rivals last seen late evening Jan 6th in the Heights. She sent her roommate a text that she was being followed by suspicious man who then followed her in a blue truck. Driving 2015 Silver Jeep Cherokee License Plate HZC7778. Call HPD missing person 832-394-1840 pic.twitter.com/uIrGCrzlF2
— Richard Davenport (@ArRecruitingGuy) January 8, 2018
— Brian Perroni (@Perroni247) January 8, 2018
All of her belongings, including her car, purse, wallet, and phone, were found in the mall parking lot on Monday morning.
Fox News reports that the Houston Police were able to find Roland, unharmed, near the Houston Galleria area Monday morning. She was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.