The 29-year-old woman who briefly went missing in the Houston area over the weekend was reportedly disoriented because of medications she was taking and does not have a clear memory of the roughly 36-hour period in which she was unaccounted for.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Courtney Roland, a local sports reporter, disappeared after texting her roommate Saturday night that a strange man had followed her home from Wal-Mart. She told the roommate that the man drove off when she got out of her car, but did not show up to meet her roommate later that night as planned.
Earlier Saturday, Roland, who writes for Texas A&M site AggieYell.com, had covered a Texas training camp, and reportedly left there in an Uber. She was reported missing on Sunday, the same day she was seen walking alone in a Houston-area mall.
Houston police located Roland on Monday morning after a witness saw her under an overpass not far from the mall. She also went to a Chick-fil-A near that overpass on Monday morning, reportedly to ask for a cup of water. It is not clear exactly where Roland was when police found her.
On Monday afternoon, Houston police gave a press conference and provided a few more details about the mysterious disappearance.
“We believe she was confused because of reactions to medications she’d been taking,” a police spokesperson said at the news conference.
The police said that Roland had unexplained bruises on her body, but that they do not suspect foul play. Roland reportedly cannot recall how she got the bruises. She also cannot remember where she spent Sunday night.
UPDATE: Police say Courtney Roland was confused because of a reaction to medications she was taking. She has ongoing confusion and memory problems Monday afternoon, does not know where she spent Sunday evening, and has bumps and bruises. https://t.co/BTKwXN0gwZ
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[Feature image: Facebook/Courtney Roland]