The body was found last Thursday in a wooded area just off of Highway 80 near the interstate. A probe continues into the man's identity and exact cause of death.
"At this point and time based on what we know, foul play is not suspected. From what we know about the gentleman is that he was not elderly but he did live outside in the elements. so, any number of things could have happened to him. The position of the body indicated that he was perhaps asleep when he died," said Major Ward Calhoun with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department.
The man is described as a middle-aged, white male. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 917-8888.