Missing Sports Reporter Courtney Roland Found Alive (UPDATES)

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The wild story of missing Rivals sports reporter Courtney Roland has taken a turn for the best in Houston where Roland was found alive after texting her friend that a strange man was following her late Saturday night.

From KHOU:

“After seeing Ms. Roland’s case in the news this morning, a passerby called us about 8:15 a.m., 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,” the Houston Police Department tweeted.

Multiple sources earlier told KHOU 11 News Roland was first spotted at a nearby Chick-fil-A restaurant on Post Oak, south of the Galleria where her SUV was found overnight.

A customer at the restaurant recognized Roland from the news reports and called 911.

Police say her phone was found in her Jeep that was parked at the Galleria. Her purse, iPad and credit cards were left intact in the Jeep.

Roland’s friend posted this on Facebook after the missing person report was filed:

Hi guys, as of 1/7/18 we have filed a missing persons report for Courtney Roland. She was last confirmed seen 1/6/18 at around 11:50 pm leaving Walgreens off 20th and Yale. The last communication was via text at 12:30 am 1/7/18. She was concerned that she was being followed by a blue truck leaving Walgreens.

Courtney Roland updates from police press conference:

BREAKING: Police believe Courtney Roland was confused because of a reaction to medications she was taking. #khou11 pic.twitter.com/teueZ2ayOJ

— Janelle Bludau (@JanelleKHOU) January 8, 2018

UPDATE: Our officers have found Ms. Roland in the Galleria area. She appears unharmed. She'll be taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. We are not providing the location where she was found or hospital at this time. More info to follow. #HouNews https://t.co/btdaJLbifW

— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 8, 2018

BREAKING: Family of #CourtneyRoland say she’s been found! @houstonpolice officer located her. She is safe, being taken to hospital to be checked out. Details follow #khou11 pic.twitter.com/kb3gjpwKQs

— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) 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

UPDATE: #CourtneyRoland white jeep now being towed away — it was found this morning parked at shopping center near Post Oak/Galleria… with no sign of missing sports reporter. @houstonpolice say she was last seen inside the Galleria Sunday afternoon. #findCourtneyRoland #khou11 pic.twitter.com/IejpfZiBg5

— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) January 8, 2018

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