The daughter of Gotham actor Donal Logue has returned home safely, Variety reports. Jade Logue had been missing since Monday, June 26, in New York City, according to the actor and police. She returned home on July 9.
“Thank you ALL for the love and support. We are good. Kasey (Jade’s mother) and I wish to thank the NYPD. FBI, @MissingKids and countless others,” Logue said on Twitter on Saturday.
The actor had turned to social media to spread the word about his daughter, starting with a June tweet. According to the post, the 16-year-old was last seen about 2 p.m. in the Barclays Center/Fort Greene area of Brooklyn.
Logue posted on Twitter made an additional post on Sunday, July 2, pleading for his daughter to come home.
“Jade. we miss you and love you. please come home. If you can see this, just know I love and miss you dearly,” he wrote.
Jade is one of the actor’s two children, along with 18-year-old Finn Logue. Donal is divorced from Jade’s mother, actress Kasey Smith. She remained missing Wednesday.
Read on to find out more.
1. The NYPD & the FBI Were Assisting in the Search for Jade & She Was Found in North Carolina
The NYPD said a missing persons report was filed on for Jade Logue, the Los Angeles Times reports:
The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in locating the 16 year old who was last seen leaving home Monday afternoon on the way to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-8477 or, for Spanish, 888-577-4782. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES), then enter TIP577.
The actor said the FBI was also involved.
Jade was eventually found in North Carolina at a friend’s house, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Further details about her disappearance were not released, but authorities said she was reunited with her family.
2. Logue Asked Anyone Who Was With Jade or Knew Where She Was to Help Get Her Back to Her Family ‘No Questions Asked’
Logue posted a message about his daughter and the search for her on Sunday, July 2.
“I love all people and have met tons, but honestly (I’m biased) there’s never been a more loving, innocent, cuddly child than Jade,” Logue wrote. “I love her and who she is and her tribe is strong (I’ve met many wonderful people through Jade), but there are some predators who swim among their ranks knowing they’re dealing with sweet, trusting souls.”
He continued, “We want you home Jade. Whoever knows where she is, whoever may be with her — clearly this thing has become big and crazy. The net has been flung far and wide and luckily, I have dogged teams from the NYPD, FBI, and others involved. The point is, you may have had good intentions to help her, but I’m sure you realize that this situation is bigger than you could’ve anticipated.”
You can read his full post below:
This is my daughter, Jade. It’s one of my favorite photos of her taken from a happier time (thanks, Natasha Cotroneo). I love all people and have met tons, but honestly (I’m biased) there’s never been a more loving, innocent, cuddly child than Jade. I love her and who she is and her tribe is strong (I’ve met many wonderful people through Jade), but there are some predators who swim among their ranks knowing they’re dealing with sweet, trusting souls. We want you home Jade. Whoever knows where she is, whoever may be with her– clearly this thing has become big and crazy. The net has been flung far and wide and luckily, I have dogged teams from the NYPD, FBI, and others involved. The point is, you may have had good intentions to help her, but I’m sure you realize that this situation is bigger than you could’ve anticipated.
Just drop her off. Let her get back in touch with her mother, Kasey, or me — we’ll take her back, with hugs and no questions asked. Contact us If you have any information regarding Jade’s disappearance or Detective Frank Liuzzi at 718 636 6547. There is an “out” for this situation that works for all involved. We promise.
Kasey Smith, Jade’s mother, shared the post on Facebook and wrote, “I ditto this. Jade is a tender loving soul. With intelligence that surpasses my hopes, but still a kid. A beautiful kid. If you are connected to jade and have information. Contact the numbers below. Or her parents. Contact us. Please.”
On Tuesday afternoon, Donal took to social media for the first time to post about his missing child to his 100k followers. On Wednesday, the post was removed for unclear reasons, leaving fans confused as to whether or not this was something police asked Logue to do, or if he knows of his teenage child’s whereabouts. A rep for the actor did not return Fox News’ request for a comment, according to the outlet.
Donal has posted about his children in the past– last March, he tweeted, “do me a favor and blast
@arlologue ‘s timeline with “happy birthdays” for this beautiful child- 15 today,” in honor of Jade’s 15th birthday.
The actor is known for his roles on The Tao of Steve, Sons of Anarchy, and Grounded for Life. He also plays the recurring role of Lt. Declan Murphy on NBC’s Law & Order.
3. Jade’s Mother, Kasey, Also Tweeted a Plea for Her Daughter to Come Home, Saying They Love Her & Are Looking for Her
Kasey Smith, Jade’s mother, posted a video last week asking for her daughter to come home.
“Please know that we are looking for you, we want you home,” she said. “If anyone has any information about Jade or knows where she is, maybe has had any contact with her or might have any important, relevant information about Jade, please contact us.”
“Jade, if you’re watching this, or can see this or have any access to this, we want you home. Please come home. We love you, we miss you terribly. Please come home Jade,” Walker said.
She posted several tweets about her daughter:
4. Jade Tweeted About Being Trans, & the Risk of Being Assaulted, in April 2016
In April 2016, Jade tweeted about being transgender, going to Twitter to write, “shoutout to being trans cant wait to be assaulted for absolutely no reason other than existing.”
She went missing a week after her 16th birthday.
Jade’s Facebook page also lists, “Arlo Logue” (the teen’s birth name) under the ‘Other Names’ section. The police report was filed under that name, according to the NYPD, leading to initial confusion about whether they were assisting in the search.
“Jade’s gender and her sexual orientation does not matter here,” Kasey Smith, her mother, said on Twitter. “What matters is that there’s a child out there, my baby, Donal’s baby, out there missing. Jade’s story is for Jade to tell. When and if she is ever ready to tell it. And let that be hers. It’s not yours, it’s not anyone else’s and it’s not mine. I respect her, but all I want right now is for her to be at home.”
Smith also wrote about her daughter on Facebook several times in the past days:
Here’s what I know. I know this unique human being is my daughter. She is light, love, she is a kid who, like most, is figuring out life and where she fits, who she is and what she wants. She has two brothers and one sister who love and adore her. She loves her family.
Step outside of what you THINK and your opinions. This is my baby who is missing and like any other child missing with unknowing circumstances or knowing, the PRIORITY is her safety, her well-being. She has a heartbeat, she has feelings, she is no different than you.
Jade you are my world. Come home.
Jade Logue if you can/are reading this know how much you are loved and missed.
You are an amazing human being that I am honored to know. You are beyond special. You are my baby. My gentle giant, The Mayor, The car genius. You are one of the most courageous, brave and remarkable individuals I know.
Jade please come home. Contact us. Believe how desperate we are to find you. Your brothers and sister miss you, love you. I am heartbroken and lost without you babe.
Please if anyone has any info on where Jade Logue might be please contact me. I’ll listen, I’ll be there, I’ll do anything to get her back. We just want you home safely.
Please share this. Please help us find Jade.
To all those who have shared our posts who have messaged us, called us, texted us, sent out fliers and passed the word, I am beyond grateful for the love and support and action. Thank you. Thank you.
Friends…. the focus here is Jade safely coming home. NOT Jades orientation or gender. That is JADES story to tell. Not ours.
Clearly, there are dangers for those who are still investigating themselves and who they love. We sadly live in a world where we’ve been bullied, feared and brain washed into the belief we SHOULD be, we MUST be or we HAVE to be and fit a certain mold. Let people be who they are, give people space to find themselves and most of all be ACCEPTING. Who are we to judge and not love people for who they are? We don’t have that right.
We want Jade home safely. That’s the priority and the focus.
5. Donal Logue’s Friends & Other Celebrities Also Took to Twitter to Voice Their Support
Many of Donal’s close friends and colleagues have gone to social media to voice their support for the actor. Actress Olivia Wilde posted the tweet above, while Stana Katic, who worked with Logue in CBGB, wrote, “Hello, community. Please see attached & notify @donallogue if you have any information.”
Mark Ruffalo retweeted Katic’s message. Ruffalo worked with Logue in the 2005 romantic comedy, Just Like Heaven.