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Missing Houston journalist found underneath a highway overpass

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HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on a sports journalist who was reported missing in Houston at the weekend after she told her roommate she feared she was being followed (all times local):
  
10 a.m.
  
Police in Houston say a passer-by contacted authorities after spotting a missing sports journalist underneath a highway overpass.
  
Police tweeted Monday morning that the passer-by had seen news reports that 29-year-old Courtney Roland was missing and recognized her near Interstate 610 in west Houston.
  
Responding officers arranged for her to be taken to a hospital for evaluation. She appeared unharmed.
  
Authorities say additional information will be released later Monday.
  
Officers began searching for her over the weekend after family members say she texted her roommate about a suspicious man following her. They say Roland later planned to meet up with her roommate but failed to appear.
  
Roland covers Texas A&M athletics for Rivals, a Yahoo!-owned online publication focusing on college sports.
  

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8:55 a.m.
  
Houston police say a sports journalist who went missing after telling a friend she feared she was being followed has been found unharmed.
  
Police tweeted Monday morning that officers found 29-year-old Courtney Roland near the Galleria mall, where she had been spotted alone in a store Sunday evening.
  
Police say Roland has been taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police say they won't immediately say where she was found.
  
Family and friends reported Roland missing at the weekend. Her Jeep was found with her phone and other personal items inside. Her purse was found elsewhere.
  
Family members told KHOU-TV that Roland texted her roommate Saturday to say a suspicious man was following her in a blue truck. Roland and her roommate intended to meet up later that day, but she never appeared.
  
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8:15 a.m.
  
Police in Houston say they're investigating the disappearance of a sports journalist who told her roommate she believed was being followed.
  
Police say 29-year-old Courtney Roland was last seen Sunday evening walking alone in a store at a shopping mall.
  
Her Jeep later was found with her phone and other personal items inside. Her purse was found at a nearby business.
  
Family members told KHOU-TV that Roland texted her roommate Saturday to say a suspicious man was following her in a blue truck. Roland and her roommate intended to meet up later that day, but she never appeared.
  
Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday retweeted a plea to help find Roland with the hashtag #HelpFindCourtney.
  
Roland covers Texas A&M athletics for Rivals, a Yahoo!-owned online publication focusing on college sports.

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