KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A body was found just after 5 p.m. Tuesday in a wooded area in the 1300 block of Mount Olive Road in South Knox County. Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler and Major Crimes Unit detectives are on the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office Forensics Unit processed the scene, and this investigation will be lead by Major Crimes according to a KCSO spokesperson.

We’re told a man who owns property in the area went to do a routine check of the grounds, that’s when he discovered the body and called police.

A reporter talked to Sheriff Tom Spangler at the scene.

“It’s a very wooded area, very rough terrain and very off the beaten path if you will. So obviously, it’s going to take us awhile to do the investigation we’re doing here right now,” Spangler said.

Spangler adds that they’re in the preliminary stages of the investigation. He says it could take a few days before they learn the identity of the deceased.