THOMASTON — There is nothing to indicate that the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning in woods behind a group of stores off Route 1 in Thomaston was suspicious, authorities say.

The state medical examiner’s office and the Maine State Police DNA laboratory are working to identify the body, Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said Friday. That work is expected to continue into next week.

Evidence technicians returned Thursday to where the body was found a day earlier to re-search the area but nothing more was found, McCausland said. The technicians raked the area and used metal detectors.

McCausland said there is nothing to indicate there was anything suspicious with the death. A formal cause of death has not been determined.

“Once there is a positive ID, detectives will attempt to retrace his footsteps and determine why he was in Knox County,” he said.

The person is not believed to be from Knox County and the body has been there for months, McCausland said Thursday.

Thomaston Police Chief Kevin Haj said the body was found by a man who had gone into the woods to urinate. The location is up an embankment adjacent to a parking lot behind shops that include Dunkin’ Donuts.

The police were called at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Thomaston police roped off the area with yellow tape and called in the Maine State Police.