HOUSTON – Police overnight found 29-year-old Courtney Roland's Jeep Cherokee in the Galleria area of Houston, but Roland remained missing as of Monday morning.
Roland, an online sports journalist who covers the Texas A&M Aggies and college recruiting, was last heard from Saturday around 4 p.m.
According to family members, she was driving home to the Heights area when she texted a friend to say someone was following her.
She told her roommate a suspicious man at a Walgreens was following her. The man was in a blue truck following her all the way home, but then he allegedly drove off when she got out.
Later in the day, however, Roland never showed for a meetup with her roommate, according to family.
Police say the woman's phone was found inside her Jeep. Her purse with an iPad, computer and credit cards were also all found intact somewhere inside the Galleria. While there is damage to the side of the vehicle, family members say that was due to an earlier incident.
The reporter's parents are now pleading for information on her whereabouts.
“If somebody has her, we just want to tell them we love you too. And I know Courtney would be praying for you, because that's the way she was. She cared for other people,” said dad Steve Roland.
She was last seen wearing a camouflage fleece sweater and an orange hat.
Call Houston Police Missing Persons at 832-394-1840 if you have any information about Roland's whereabouts.