Texas sports reporter missing after sending unusual text

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Roland's family has been pleading for her whereabouts. Other sports journalists are helping get the word out that Courtney has vanished.

Brian Perroni, a reporter for 247Sports, said in a tweet that Roland's last text message, at around 12:30 a.m., said she was anxious that she was being followed by a blue truck after leaving Walgreens.

Roland had last been seen Sunday evening walking alone in a store at the shopping mall.

No word on what happened during the hours she was missing. Her website features videos of her work covering Aggies football and other teams.

The social media post continues with an ominous detail, saying, "The last communication was via text at 12:30 a.m. 1/7/18".

Investigators later found Roland's Jeep Cherokee parked outside the mall around midnight.

The roommate said Roland and her was supposed to meet up, but the roommate didn't hear from her again.

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Authorities say Roland had covered a football camp Saturday and then late that night her mother received nonsensical texts from her daughter. "I am buying an iPad", according to Click 2 Houston.

A message left on her phone was not immediately returned.

Courtney Roland texted a friend early Sunday saying she was being followed by a man in a blue truck. Her roommate called police Sunday after being contacted by Roland expressing concern that a suspicious man was following her. "Prayers out to her family during this hard time".

Friends said Roland was wearing an orange Remington hat and a camouflage fleece jacket, before she disappeared.

"I use a soundboard and skype to create a free and fun show for all sports fans".

Ms Roland's father, Steve Roland, confirmed to the Houston Chronicle newspaper that she was found physically unharmed.