MELROSE - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has lifted the missing person alert for 83-year-old Clara Pundsack. Melrose Police report that Pundsack was found dead earlier this evening near Melrose.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says their office was called to a farmsite near Melrose at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday.  The homeowner found Pundsack outside in the snow next to an out building.  Family members say she had a history of dementia.

Her body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner for an autopsy.  Foul play is not suspected.

Pundsack had been missing after last being seen on Thursday around 4:00 p.m. leaving her home.