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Reporter's Disappearance May Be Tied to Meds

Cops say 29-year-old Courtney Roland, who was found safe, is still 'pretty confused'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2018 6:21 AM CST
Cops: Missing Reporter Was Likely Dazed From Meds
Cops think Courtney Roland may have been confused by her medication.   (Getty Images/DNY59)

A Texas reporter found safe after being reported missing over the weekend may have had a bad reaction to medications she was taking, the Houston PD now says. Per People, a police spokesman told a presser Monday that Courtney Roland may still be suffering the effects of the medication and that she "still seems pretty confused about everything." Cops are still trying to figure out what happened to the sports reporter, who notes has worked as a model in addition to covering high school and Texas A&M football for, between the time she was last seen Saturday afternoon and when she was found Monday at a local Chick-fil-A.

Police say Roland didn't know she'd been deemed missing, and another Houston PD rep says she knew who she was when police officers approached her, CBS News reports. One officer who spoke at the press conference says that "I think in her state of confusion she kind of lost track of time," per NBC News. Roland didn't appear to be injured other than a few bruises and bumps, and she couldn't fill authorities in on much of what had transpired. Roland was still reported to be at the hospital, where she'd been taken for evaluation, as of Monday afternoon. "Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers," a family friend posted on Facebook shortly after Roland had been found, per NBC. "Please respect the family during this emotional time." (Read more Texas stories.)

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