Authorities say the State Medical Examiner's office in Bismarck is waiting on dental records before a positive identification is made on the body found Tuesday morning east of Williston.
The identification could come as early as Thursday.
Investigators did however say the person is a homicide victim and died by at least one gunshot wound.
Also a person of interest is in custody in Williston relating to the Jack Sjol disappearance and is being held on charges unrelated to the body that was discovered.
Sjol, a 58 year old rancher has been missing since April 24th, 2013.