Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea has been found and is with police, the comedian tweeted Tuesday evening from her verified account.
“Thank u all for the help and light,” she wrote.
Cindi Berger, a spokeswoman for Rosie O’Donnell, said earlier that Chelsea ran away from home and was last seen by her family on August 11.
The comedian sent thanks to the South Nyack, New York, and Barnegat Light, New Jersey, police departments after Chelsea was found.
The 17-year-old left home with her 6-month-old therapy dog, a black terrier named Bear, O’Donnell said in a statement on her website. Chelsea had stopped taking medication for an undisclosed mental illness and “is in need of medical attention,” the statement said.
“Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness,” Berger said while the teenager was still missing.
O’Donnell also shared the information from her social media accounts with pictures of her daughter with her dog.
The entire statement is as follows:
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.
O’Donnell also Tweeted a photo of Chelsea and Bear Tuesday afternoon.
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
The family contacted South Nyack Police in upstate New York on Sunday to report that Chelsea had not returned home, Sgt. Daniel Wilson said.
The family told police they had not seen her since August 11, but they had been in contact with her, Wilson said. Berger, however, denied that the family had been in contact with Chelsea since they’d seen her.
Wilson said Chelsea used an unknown cell phone to contact her family between August 11 and Sunday. The teenager did not have her own phone or computer with her, he said.