Texas sports reporter missing after telling friend a man was following her; mom receives strange text from her phone

UPDATE: Courtney Roland has been found, and appears to be unharmed. CrimeOnline will provide more details shortly.


A young woman in Texas has gone missing after sending texts about a man who was following her.

KPRC-TV reports that journalist Courtney Roland, 29, went missing in the Houston area on Saturday afternoon after texting her roommate that a man had been acting suspiciously at a Wal-Mart and then followed her home in a blue truck.

The roommate, Autumn Vara, told the news staton that Roland said via text that the man had pulled into her driveway behind her and then sped off after she got out of the car. The two women were supposed to meet that evening, but Vara has not heard from Roland since.

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

Roland is a journalist and reportedly covers local sports for Rivals.com and AggieYell.com. She had been reporting on a Texas Team Elite football camp on Saturday afternoon, the last time she was seen.

Vara told the news station that someone had broken into Roland’s car six weeks ago and she had been on edge since then.

When she was last seen, Roland was wearing a camouflage jacket, black pants, black shoes with orange shoe laces, and an orange hat.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Houston Police Department missing person’s unit at 832-394-1840.


[Feature image: Facebook/Courtney Roland]