Chelsea and her therapy dog, Bear, were located in Steven Sheerer's home in New Jersey, a spokesman for the Ocean County Police Department told People. Sheerer, whom a source tells People is not Chelsea's boyfriend, initially lied to authorities and said that Chelsea was not at his house. Police then searched the home and found Chelsea, whom the police spokesman says "cooperated very well."
Sheerer has a criminal record for heroin possession.
In a Missing Persons ad that Rosie O'Donnell posted on Tuesday, before her daughter was found, she described Chelsea as mentally ill and said she had stopped taking her medications.
O'Donnell also named Sheerer on Twitter and has addressed Chelsea's disappearance:
Sheerer charged wthird-degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, third-degree possession of heroin, pic.twitter.com/pxfvC5rJYc— Rosie (@Rosie) August 19, 2015
when someone u love is drowning in the rapids - u throw everything u can into the water - hoping they will grab on - stay afloat #believe— Rosie (@Rosie) August 19, 2015