This is the best news ever! Rosie O’Donnell’s 17-year-old daughter, who was reported missing earlier today, Aug. 18, has been ‘found safe,’ the former ‘View’ host said on Twitter. Chelsea O’Donnell ‘is safe in police custody.’ Find out all the details here.
It’s a miracle! Less than 24 hours after Rosie O’Donnell reported her 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea O’Donnell, to be missing, she was “found safe” with her dog in New Jersey on Aug. 18. The former host of The View posted the happy news on Twitter, while police have confirmed it to HollywoodLife.com.
chelsea has been found and is safe in police custody – thank u all for the help and light #missingchildren
— Rosie (@Rosie) August 18, 2015
“Chelsea and her dog have been found. They are both doing well and in good health. She was found in New Jersey. Our department hasn’t spoken to Chelsea directly yet, but our detective is en route to interview her now. Miss. Rosie O’Donnell has been notified as well,” Officer O’Sullivan, of South Nyack-Grandview Police told HollywoodLife.com, further confirming the news.
When Rosie first revealed her daughter was missing since Aug. 11, police said they didn’t believe Chelsea was in any danger. Thankfully, it sounds like they were right!
Rosie’s Original Plea For Her Daughter’s Safe Return Home
The initial post on Rosie’s website said:
“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.”
We’re so happy to hear Chelsea was found. Our thoughts continue to go out to Rosie and her family during this time. And we hope other families, who have missing children, find hope in this story. We’ll keep our thoughts with them as well.
— Chris Rogers