Update: Hours after Rosie O’Donnell went public asking for help in finding her missing 17-year-old daughter, she has been found safe. The worried celebrity mom posted the news that her daughter was missing today, “then, about 3:30 p.m. P.T., Rosie O’Donnell said Chelsea had been found safe and was in police custody, according to KTLA News 5.
“Thank u all for the help and light,” the comedian tweeted. There is no information released on where she was found, but the main thing is that this young girl is safe!
Original story: A parent’s worst nightmare is when a child goes missing and that is a nightmare that Rosie O’Donnell is living through today. Rosie’s 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea O’Donnell, hasn’t been seen since Tuesday of last week when she left the family home with her dog.
According to MSN News on August 18, Chelsea’s dog is a therapy dog and since the teen left the house she has not taken her daily medication. O’Donnell’s spokesperson Cindi Berger said, “Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness. It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe.”
Rosie is asking for the public’s help in finding her daughter. She posted the news of Chelsea missing to the Rosie O’Donnell website, saying that her daughter is in need of medical attention and she has stopped taking her medication.
The website also says, “Chelsea has a large tattoo on her right side of a dream catcher with the word ‘Breathe.’ She left home with her 6 month old therapy dog named Bear. The dog is a 9 lbs brown and black terrier.”
The Rockland County Police have been searching for Chelsea since Sunday. Chelsea was last seen at her Upstate New York home on Tuesday, August 11. She was wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans, gray Converse sneakers and she had a black backpack with her.
According to PIX 11 News, Chelsea’s case has not officially been classified as a “missing person” as of yet, but the investigation is ongoing and “Nyack police are working closely with the family,” according to Chief Brent Newbury.
O’Donnell’s home is in Nyack and the talk-show icon tweeted that her daughter may be in NYC, which is about 25 miles south of the O’Donnell family home. Anyone who knows where Chelsea is or if you see her in your travels you are asked to please call 845-358-0206 or 911.