Her roommate later said he and Roland planned to meet later Sunday, but he told KPRC he didn't hear from her again.
Courtney Roland went missing after covering a Texas A&M elite football camp in The Heights area of Houston, her family said in social media posts appealing for help in finding her.
She had bumps and bruises but was otherwise unharmed when she was spotted Monday morning walking under an Interstate 610 overpass in west Houston by a passer-by who had seen media reports that she was missing.
It also said that Roland's mother received a text on Sunday from missing daughter's phone number saying: "Hello the owner of this phone Courtney".
"She seems pretty confused about everything", said Houston Police.
No further information was released.
A U.S. journalist who has been missing since Saturday was anxious "she was being followed by a blue truck", according to social media.
Roland covers Texas A&M athletics for Rivals, a Yahoo!-owned online publication focusing on college sports.
Messages left on phones listed for Roland and for her family members were not returned.
Officers said Monday that they found Courtney Roland's white Jeep parked in a lot overnight near The Galleria, a mall in Houston. Roland and her roommate meant to meet up later that day, but she never appeared. Her phone and other items were inside the vehicle.
Police in Houston say they're investigating the disappearance of a sports journalist who told her roommate she believed was being followed. Roland and her roommate meant to meet up later that day, but she never appeared.
Anyone with information is asked to call HPD Missing Persons at 832-394-1840.
Before she was found, many people took to Twitter to use the hashtag #HelpFindCourtney in an effort to locate her. Gov. Greg Abbott was among them.
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