17 year old Chelsea O'Donnell has not been seen since August 11th.
Rosie O’Donnell has reached out to the public to help her find her daughter Chelsea, who has gone missing and has not been seen for a week. On Tuesday (August 18th) the TV personality posted a short message on her website that said that her adopted daughter, 17, had not been seen since August 11th.
She wrote that Chelsea had “stopped taking her medicine and is in need of medical attention,” and had last been seen with her therapy dog Bear. Police in Nyack, NY have already been informed and are focussing their search on the New York suburbs in the Rockland County area as of Sunday August 16th.
ROSIE O'DONNELL has reached out to the public for help in locating her missing daughter Chelsea
O’Donnell’s post continued: “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’.”
In a separate statement, O’Donnell’s publicist 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.” Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities at 911 or 845-358-0206.
chelsea and her dog bear - last seen in nyack ny - may be in NYC - please call 845-358-0206 or 911 pic.twitter.com/1jXbNxravZ— Rosie (@Rosie) August 18, 2015
O’Donnell adopted Chelsea as a two month old baby with her ex-wife Kelli Carpenter in 1997. Back in March 2015, a woman claiming to be Chelsea’s biological mother told the National Enquirer that she wanted to re-establish contact with her daughter, alleging that her then-husband and father of the child forced her to put the baby up for adoption, and that she wasn’t in a fit state to sign away parental rights due to her drug use (which she has since kicked).
53 year old O’Donnell, who has five children, stepped down as a panellist on ‘The View’ for the second time in February 2015, having briefly rejoined the show at the end of last year. She was originally a part of the ABC day-time talk show from 2006 to 2007.
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