UPDATE: Actor and comedian Rosie O’Donnell has tweeted that her missing daughter has been found.
“Chelsea has been found and is safe in police custody – thank u all for the help and light #missingchildren,” she posted.
O’Donnell had earlier called on police to help find the 17-year-old, who allegedly left home with her 6-month-old therapy dog.
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EARLIER: Actor and comedian Rosie O’Donnell has issued a plea for help to find her daughter, who hasn’t been seen in over a week.
Chelsea O’Donnell is believed to have run away from home and was last seen by her family on August 11.
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 Tuesday.
She 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,” family spokeswoman Cindi Berger said. “It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family, and they just want her back safe.”
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 also shared the information from her social media accounts with pictures of her daughter with her dog.
It’s understood she has no phone and no money on her.
Police have not officially classified her as “missing,” but the investigation continues.