HICKORY, N.C. -- Catawba County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of a man found Saturday near the woods in Hickory.

According to officials, the deceased was 19-year-old Marco Antonio Pablo Eleocadio.

Catawba County Sheriff's Office began investigating the homicide Saturday after deputies found a body near the 4200 block of River Road in Hickory Saturday morning.

Deputies told NBC Charlotte's crew that a homeowner discovered the body about 9:30 a.m. after doing some farming. The homeowner said the body was located a couple hundred feet from his front door.

Deputies previously said the body appeared to be of a 26-year-old Hispanic male. The cause of death is still yet to be determined.