By Sara Shayanian – UPI
Police are trying to locate Houston-based digital sports reporter Courtney Roland, who disappeared after leaving a football camp with a driver from Uber.
Police found her 2010 Jeep early Monday morning in the Galleria area.
Roland is a reporter for the sports website Rivals.
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 worried that she was being followed by a blue truck after leaving Walgreens.
Roland told her roommate that a suspicious man at the store “looped back around and parked behind her,” and that the truck sped off after she’d gotten out of her vehicle.
Roland’s mother said she received a message hours later that read, “hello the owner of this phone Courtney. I am buying an iPad.”
Roland, 29, reportedly had her car broken into six weeks ago and had been on high alert since.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted “#HelpFindCourtney” on Sunday.
“If somebody has her, we just want to tell them we love you too. And I know Courtney would be praying for you, because that’s the way she was. She cared for other people,” father Steve Roland said.