A young woman who went missing in the Houston area over the weekend was found unharmed on Monday morning after being spotted at a Chick-fil-A restaurant and seen under an overpass near the fast food chain.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 29-year-old Courtney Roland, a local sports reporter, disappeared on Saturday after texting her roommate that a strange man in a blue truck had followed her home from Wal-Mart, and drove up to her car as she parked in her driveway. She reportedly told her roommate that the man drove off after she got out of her car. The two women were planning to meet later that night but Courtney never showed.
The next day, her mother reportedly got a strange message from Roland’s phone:
“hello the owner of this phone Courtney. I am buying an iPad.”
Roland was reportedly spotted alone in a mall on Sunday, the day she was reported missing.
Houston Police announced via Twitter on Monday morning that Roland had been found safe, shortly after reporting that authorities had found her car in a parking lot and her purse in a nearby business.
According to the latest reports, Roland was found after going to a Chick-fil-A near the Galleria mall on Monday. But it appears that she may have left the restaurant by the time police found her, according to a tweet from the Houston Police Department.
Latest: After seeing Ms. Roland's case in the news this morning, a passerby called us about 8:15am, 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. #HouNews https://t.co/U6xieTLY0U
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 8, 2018
Later on Monday, a local reporter tweeted that Roland had gone into the Chick-fil-A for a cup of water.
Missing sports reporter Courtney Roland stopped by Chick-fil-A next to freeway overpass for a cup of water this morning before being discovered, restaurant manager tells me. Staff didn’t recognize her at the time. pic.twitter.com/aG0I0ud5yR
— Ivory Hecker FOX 26 (@IvoryHecker) January 8, 2018
Police previously said that Roland appeared to be unharmed when she was found, but was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
[Feature image: Facebook/Courtney Roland]