Missing man's body found in Albert Lea cemetery

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Investigators say a body found in a vehicle at an Albert Lea cemetery is that of Allen Nielsen, a man whose disappearance this week generated a statewide alert.

Nielsen, a 58 year old from Blue Earth County was reported missing by family members who said it was uncharacteristic of him to be out of touch. Mapleton's police chief told BringMeTheNews Wednesday that authorities were particularly concerned about Nielsen because of his history of depression.

Later in the day, the Albert Lea Police Department said officers had found a dead person in a vehicle at Graceland Cemetery on Swanhill Drive.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension then confirmed it was Nielsen's body that was discovered in Albert Lea.

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Police say no foul play is suspected but the case is being investigated. No other details were released.

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