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Rosie O’Donnell’s missing daughter has been found alive

Nick Duffy August 19, 2015

The daughter of out comedian Rosie O’Donnell has been found by police, after going missing in New York.

The comedian, who was a panellist on ‘The View’ until earlier this year, pleaded for help yesterday after her 17-year-old daughter Chelsea O’Donnell was missing for a week.

A statement on her website said: “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.”

Just six hours after the appeal was put out, her daughter was found safe by police officers, and is being taken home.

The 17-year-old was found in a house on the Jersey Shore.

Rosie O’Donnell said: “Thank goodness. I am so relieved.

She tweeted: “chelsea has been found and is safe in police custody – thank u all for the help and light #missingchildren.”

Police confirmed to the Mail that no arrests had been made and Chelsea O’Donnell willingly complied with them.

They said: “She is being brought back to Nyack right now and everything is fine with her. She is in good health.”

The latest trauma just months after the break-up of O’Donnell’s marriage and her dramatic exit from The View.

After making a return to the popular panel show last year, in February she abruptly left.

A statement said: “I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November. Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention.

“This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave The View.”

If you have information, please contact the police on 845-358-0206.

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