Courtney Faye Roland, a Houston-based sports journalist, has been reported missing by her family and friends, according to social media posts from several members of the Texas journalism community.
According to a Facebook post from a friend, Roland’s family says that she was last seen the evening of January 6 in the Houston Heights neighborhood.
“She sent her roommate a text that she was being followed by a suspicious man who then followed her in his blue truck. This was the last she has been heard from. The authorities have been notified. Her parents ask that if anyone has seen her or her vehicle to please contact them,” the friend, Kathryn Chiles, wrote on Facebook. “She was driving her 2015 Silver Jeep Cherokee License Plate HZC7778.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Houston Police Missing Persons Unit at 832-394-1840. Police have not yet commented on the case.
Another friend, Autumn Vara, wrote on Facebook, “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 4 pm leaving football camp in Houston. The last communication was via text at 12:30 am 1/7/18. She was worried that she was being followed by a blue truck leaving Walgreens, location unknown. Last heard wearing Remington hat and camo and in a white Jeep Cherokee. PLEASE SHARE and reach out to any of us or missing persons at 832-394-1840. Prayers out to her family during this difficult time.”
Roland was at a tryout for Team Texas Elite, a travel football club. The team tweeted about her disappearance on Sunday, writing, “Folks if any had seen Courtney Roland with Rivals we need to know… last seen at TTE tryouts at 4:10 pm.”
The team’s tweet mentions that Roland left in an Uber, but her friends have said she was driving her own SUV, a Jeep Cherokee.