UPDATE: Houston police said they believe Courtney Faye Roland's disappearance over the weekend was tied to a state of confusion caused by a medical reaction.
During a 20-minute news briefing livestreamed Monday afternoon, authorities said Roland is still experiencing difficulties with her memory and cannot recall everything that happened during the period in which she was missing, but is aware of who she is.
Police said Roland was spotted throughout the Heights and Galleria area between Saturday evening and late Sunday in multiple locations including the Galleria Mall and a Walgreen's drug store in the Heights. Authorities said they believe she spent the majority of the time searching for her cellphone, which she believed to have been lost. At one point she was seen using a tablet to track it. The phone was discovered dead in her vehicle when officers recovered the truck in a parking lot near the Galleria late Sunday.
Police said they officially began their investigation Sunday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. when Roland's roommate reported her missing.
After being spotted under an overpass at the 610 West Loop at Richmond by a driver, police said officers found her at a Chick-fil-a restaurant nearby. They do not believe she realized people were looking for her.
Authorities said after being found, Roland was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital for a routine medical examination. Police said while Roland is unsure how she received minor bumps and bruises, they do not believe she was assaulted or the victim of any other crimes.
As of the news conference around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, police said Roland was still checked into the hospital and with family.
UPDATE: The Houston Police Department will hold a news briefing around 1 p.m. about Courtney Faye Roland. A Twitter post from the department this morning said Roland was sighted around 8:15 a.m. under an overpass at the 610 West Loop at Richmond. More details are expected during the news briefing.
UPDATE: The Houston Police Department said Courtney Faye Roland has been found unharmed in the Galleria area of Houston. A Twitter post from the department said she's being taken to a hospital for evaluation.
UPDATE: Our officers have found Ms. Roland in the Galleria area. She appears unharmed. She'll be taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. We are not providing the location where she was found or hospital at this time. More info to follow. #HouNews https://t.co/btdaJLbifW— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 8, 2018
Update: The Houston Police Department is asking anyone with information on Courtney Faye Roland's whereabouts to call the Missing Person's Unit at 832-394-1840.
A reporter who covers the Aggies for a recruiting website has been reported missing by her family and friends, who said she hasn't been heard from since sending a text at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, saying a suspicious man was following her in Houston.
Courtney Faye Roland, a 2010 Texas A&M graduate, sent the text to her roommate after leaving a Walgreens in the northwest-central neighborhood of Houston Heights, according to friends, family and colleagues who have filed social media posts.
The man following her was driving a blue truck, according to the reports, which provide details about the car Roland was driving: It's a 2015 Silver Jeep Cherokee with license plate HZC7778.
According to Roland's Linkedin profile, she's a reporter for Rivals' website AggieYell.com, which covers Texas A&M. She was seen just after 4 p.m., when she was covering a tryout for Team Texas Elite, a travel football club. The team noted her disappearance on Twitter and urged anyone with information to contact Houston Police Department's missing person's unit at 832-394-1840.
Officials with Houston police had not confirmed the missing person's report as of late Sunday.
John Talman, Rival's publisher and network director, made note of Roland's vanishing on Sunday evening, retweeting a post from a writer and editor with OrangeBloods.com -- a recruiting site covering The University of Texas.
Roland's online resume says she also worked for Mossy Oak Outdoor Sports and Entertainment as an on-air host and narrator, as well as Yahoo! Sports Radio, covering the Aggies. She also did work for Fox Sports Southwest's high school football wrap-up show. She's been represented by Neal Hamil Modeling Agency in Houston since 2002.