Paul Daymond of the FBI said he could not comment further on the case, but he did confirm that the investigation is ongoing.
The mans identify had not been released Friday evening.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said his officers assisted with the initial processing of the body and the scene but that federal investigators were called in because the body was on federal land.
We received the call about 9:30 p.m., he said.
The body was found near a campfire and a vehicle