HPD: Houston sports reporter, Courtney Roland, found safe in Galleria area

Courtney Roland

Courtney Roland, who covers Texas A&M for Rivals.com, has been reported missing in Houston.

Police say somebody recognized Roland from the news reports and called them.

Roland appears to be unharmed and is being taken to the Houston Methodist hospital for an evaluation, the Houston Police Department said.

It is not yet known exactly where Roland was when she was found or if she was alone.

KHOU-TV reports that Roland, who last seen wearing a camouflage fleece sweater and an orange hat, was last heard from Saturday around 4 p.m.

On Sunday, Roland's mother received a text from her phone saying, "hello the owner of this phone Courtney". Her purse - which contained an iPad, computer, and credit cards - was found intact somewhere inside the mall, according to KHOU.

Investigators say they believe Roland was spotted inside the Galleria on Sunday afternoon. Driving a blue truck, the man sped off when she got out of her vehicle in the driveway of her home.

The roommate was supposed to meet up with Roland but she never showed up, the station reported.

Taylor pointed out that Roland was last seen wearing black trousers, black shoes with orange shoe laces, orange hat and a camouflage jacket, according to police. A Razorback recruiter wrote on Twitter, "Courtney Roland of Rivals last seen late evening Jan 6th in the Heights".

Before she was found, many people took to Twitter to use the hashtag #HelpFindCourtney in an effort to locate her. Gov. Greg Abbott was among them.

Her father, Steve Roland, said that police called him on Monday from a Chick-fil-A but he was not sure if that's where police found her.

Related news: