Actor Donal Logue asks for help to find his missing teenage daughter

‘You may have had good intentions to help her but realize now it’s bigger than you could have ever anticipated’

Jade Logue, 16-year-old daughter of actor Donal Logue, has been missing since Monday 26 June. Now the actor, who plays Harvey Bullock on the Fox drama Gotham, has posted a series of messages via social media asking the public to help find her.



‘Missing-yesterday at 2PM Barclays Center/Fort Greene Brooklyn: my child, Jade Logue. 6’2″ 180 (pounds) lime green hoodie dark green military parka’ he wrote in a first tweet which has subsequently been deleted.

Both Logue and his ex-wife Kasey Smith have continued to post to social media asking for information about Jade’s whereabouts.



‘This is my daughter, Jade. It’s one of my favorite photos of her taken from a happier time. 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 realize that now it’s bigger than you could have ever anticipated. It’s okay. Just drop her off. Let her get back in touch with her mother, Kasey, or me — and 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.’

Fellow actors like Mark Ruffalo and Olivia Wilde have shown their support for Jade and her family on social media. 

Jade, born as Arlo Logue (the name she continues to go by on Twitter) is transgender. She keeps a low profile on the social network, with just over 200 followers. Her most attention-grabbing tweet was posted about a year ago:

The messages and videos posted by Logue and Smith suggest that the teenager may have run away of her own free will. And while her father’s post seems to highlight Jade’s gender identity as a possible factor, Smith’s video at the beginning of this article asks that Jade’s sexual orientation be left to one side.

‘Jade’s gender and her sexual orientation does not matter here. What matters is that there’s a child out there who is missing. Jade’s story is for Jade to tell when and if she’s 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. All I want right now is for her to be at home. Jade, we want you to come home. Please come home. We love you and miss you.’

Too many contradictions: first Jade’s gender identity is not mentioned, then it is, then Logue makes the comment about the predators around her, and finally they say that Jade’s status as a trans person is not relevant in this instance. 

What do this teenager’s family have to hide? What happened between them? We have no way of knowing. We just hope Jade shows up safe and sound very soon. And we hope that when she does, she will be the one to share her story – if she chooses – without being pestered by reporters in search of a juicy exposé.


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