A missing Mapleton man was found deceased in a car Wednesday morning in Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea.

The man, identified as Allan Nielsen, 58, had reportedly last been seen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had issued a missing persons alert about Nielsen earlier Wednesday. He had reportedly not had contact with his family, which was out of character for him, and authorities were concerned for his welfare.

An updated BCA notice sent at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday stated Nielsen was found deceased in the cemetery. It said there was no danger to the public.

The Albert Lea Police Department will investigate Nielsen’s death.

Albert Lea police were dispatched to the cemetery in western Albert Lea at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a person who was believed to be deceased in a 2007 white Chevy Cobalt.

A few hours later, police stated foul play was not suspected.

Members of the Minnesota State Patrol and Gold Cross Ambulance crews were also on scene.

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