Missing Sinead O’Connor Found Safe


Chicago: Sinead O’Connor was found safe in the Chicago suburbs on Monday, a day after the Irish singer set off alarm by not returning from a bicycle ride, police said.

Police in Wilmette, Illinois had voiced concern for the safety of Ms O’Connor, who has worried many fans with recent Facebook postings that sounded suicidal.

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Hours after the police issued an alert, which set off a flurry of concerned messages on social media, authorities said the 49-year-old had been found.

“Sinead O’Connor has been located. She is safe and is no longer listed as a missing/endangered person,” a police statement said.

A police spokesman declined to offer further details. The Wilmette Beacon newspaper reported that Ms O’Connor had been staying in the suburb for several weeks with friends.

Police said that a caller had reached out to voice concern as the singer had not been heard from since Sunday at 6 am (1100 GMT) when she went on a bicycle ride.

Brian King, the local police chief, told the Chicago Tribune that Ms O’Connor was riding a motorized bicycle and wearing a sweatshirt with “Ireland” written on the back.