UPDATE: New details have emerged about the convicted criminal Chelsea was found with and how she met him. Click here for the full story.
Comedian Rosie O'Donnell's 17-year-old daughter Chelsea has been found! "Extra" has learned Chelsea and her dog Bear were found in Barnegat Light on the New Jersey shore, about 130 miles from Rockland County, NY.
Barnegat Township Police Lieutenant Keith Germain tells "Extra" that Chelsea was found with another individual in a single family home on the New Jersey shore. She appeared unharmed. Arrangements are now being made to return her home.
TMZ says law enforcement were able to locate her by pinging a cell phone she used.
Her rep told "Extra," "Rosie wants to thank everyone for their help, especially the South Nyack, NY and Barneget Light, NJ police departments. Her daughter Chelsea O’Donnell has been located by the police and is safe in their custody."
The star tweeted the good news as well, writing, "chelsea has been found and is safe in police custody - thank u all for the help and light #missingchildren”
Earlier in the day, Rosie posted a bulletin on her website revealing that the teen was missing. She said Chelsea was last seen in Nyack, New York, and authorities had been searching for her since Sunday.
The statement went on to say, “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.”
Rosie’s site also noted, "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 turned to her massive Twitter following for help, posting pictures of Chelsea and Bear, and phone numbers to call if she was spotted. She also revealed that her daughter could be in NYC.