Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea found safe

Posted at 1:56 PM, Aug 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-18 18:49:40-04

Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter has been found safe and was placed in police custody, O’Donnell announced on Tuesday evening.

Her 17-year-old daughter Chelsea had been missing for a week, the former “View” co-host revealed on her website Tuesday (Aug. 18).

“Nyack, New York police authorities have been looking for [Chelsea] in the Rockland County area since Sunday, Aug. 16,” writes O’Donnell. “She was last seen Tuesday, Aug. 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.”

“Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness,” a representative for O’Donnell tells Zap2it. “It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family, and they just want her back safe.”

Chelsea is O’Donnell’s eldest from her marriage to Kelli Carpenter. The pair has two other children, Blake and Vivienne. O’Donnell also has an older son, Parker, and baby daughter, Dakota.