ROSEVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) — A Roseville, Minn. woman who went missing on Sunday evening has been found dead.

Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies found a vehicle on County Road F late Tuesday evening which matched the description of the one that was being driven by 83-year-old Marcella Boerger.

The minivan was found about 90 feet off the road, down an embankment and in a heavily wooded area. The vehicle did not appear significantly damaged. It was locked and the windows were rolled up.

Boerger was found dead inside, still belted into her seat. Authorities said it appears Boerger died after experiencing a medical emergency.

Earlier missing persons reports stressed that Boerger had a history of heart complications and did not have her daily medications with her at the time of her disappearance.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the ultimate cause of death.

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Comments (6)
  1. Judy says:

    Im sure the family is relieved to have her found. Sadly the outcome isnt one anyone would wish for. Condolences to your family.

    1. af says:

      Well stated.

      My prayers go out to the family

  2. Nancy Aleshire says:

    There have been so many unfortunate incidences of people with dementia, Alzheimers, autism, or those with medical issues winding up missing or dead. One suggestion would be for these vulnerable people to be equipped with global tracking devices that would enable authorities to trace their aware-abouts if they were to wind up missing. There was a story of an autistic adult that wandered off from a campsite years ago, but they were able to get to him in time. Sad story about Mrs. Boerger.

    1. Judy says:

      Or even a Lifeline necklace or bracelet may have helped in this particular instance.

  3. Diane P says:

    I saw this story on the news Sunday night and felt for the family….so sorry to hear the outcome. My condolences go out to the the family on the loss of their Mom.
    Very sad…..

  4. Caring up North says:

    My condolences to the family. It’s hard enough to lose a parent let alone having it happen this way, without her family at her side.
    Many prayers to you.

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