How heartbreaking. Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter Chelsea, went missing on Aug. 11, but thankfully police don’t believe she’s in danger. HollywoodLife.com spoke with an officer close to the case that revealed Chelsea has been classified as a ‘runaway.’
Rosie O’Donnell revealed on Aug. 18 that her 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea, is missing. She released a desperate plea to the public via social media to help bring home her teenaged child. She was last seen on August 11 in Nyack, New York.
“We currently don’t believe she’s in danger,” Officer Fitzgerald, of South Nyack-Grand View police, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “We’re classifying this as a runaway at this point. Our officers simply believe this is a runaway. We do have an open investigation and we’re working with the family to try to locate Chelsea.”
Well, that’s a good sign. We hope Chelsea knows how much her family loves and misses her and is returned safe and sound! As for the reasons she may have left town, it seems maybe her biological mother may have played a role.
Deanna Micoley, Chelsea’s biological mom, recently accused Rosie of stealing the teen from her 17 years ago. She told The National ENQUIRER back in March 2015, “[Rosie] did the worst thing one woman can do to another woman – take her child!.” Now, after learning that the teen had gone missing, Deanna released a statement to Inside Edition. “Please find her. I want her home with me where she will be understood and loved unconditionally. I’m so worried.”
Rosie’s Original Plea To Bring Back Her Daughter
The original post on her website stated:
“Rosie O’Donnell’s 17 year old daughter, Chelsea O’Donnell was reported missing. Nyack, New York police authorities have been looking for her in the Rockland County area since Sunday, August 16. She was last seen Tuesday, August 11. She was wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans, women’s grey converse sneakers and a black backpack. 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. Chelsea stopped taking her medicine and is in need of medical attention. Any information please contact authorities at 845-358-0206 or 911.”
HollywoodLifers — do you think Chelsea is with her biological mom? Sound off below!
— Brittany King, Reporting: Eric Mitchell