Powered by Topple

Texas A&M football reporter goes missing after bizarre text; turns up at a Chick-fil-A, but what happened?

Powered by Topple

When many disappearances end in the worst-case scenario, it’s uplifting to see one with a not-so-bleak conclusion.

A college football reporter who covers Texas A&M University was found unharmed on Monday after having gone missing early Sunday. Her disappearance sparked fears due to reports she had been followed by a mysterious man in a truck.

Courtney Faye Roland. (Photo: Twitter).

Courtney Roland, 29, who works for the sports website Rivals.com, vanished shortly after leaving a Houston football camp in an Uber at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, Click 2 Houston reported.

The reporter was found in the Galleria area early Monday and taken to a hospital.

Observers feared for Roland’s life, believing she may have been the victim of a kidnapping.

Roland sent her roommate a text around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, in which she described being followed and said she was in her driveway.

According to the roommate, the man who followed Roland drove a blue truck. He reportedly followed the reporter home and parked in her driveway, then sped away when she got out of her car.

(Photo: Screen Capture).

The roommate told Click 2 Houston the two had plans to meet on Sunday, but she never heard back from Roland. KTRK-TV confirmed that the sports journalist’s Sunday exchange with her roommate was the last time she was heard from prior to her reappearance on Monday.

Later on Sunday, Roland’s mother reportedly received a text from her daughter’s phone with the message “hello the owner of this phone Courtney. I am buying an iPad.”

(Photo: Twitter).

Roland’s roommate also said someone had broken into the reporter’s car weeks earlier.

A former colleague posted to Twitter on Monday that Roland’s car, purse, wallet, and phone were all found in the Houston Galleria area. He reported the last time she was seen as 5:45 p.m. on Sunday.

Authorities described Roland’s clothing at the time of her last sighting as a Remington hat and camouflage.

(Photo: Twitter).

Roland’s vehicle, a 2015 white Jeep Cherokee, was discovered on Monday morning, shortly before she herself was found.

A number of the reporter’s friends and associates used Twitter to request assistance locating her.

Thankfully, this missing person case didn’t become a national tragedy.

Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast HERE

Comments

Latest Articles