Police Chief Timothy Stoker told Eyewitness News that the body was discovered by a citizen in a wooded area in the undeveloped Drayton Reserve sub-division, located off of Forestville Road.
He said the man's age, race and identity had yet to be determined, but he did say the man was an apparent victim of a homicide. Wake County detectives are assisting in the case.
The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.
If anyone has any information about the victim or this homicide, please contact the Rolesville Police Department at (919) 556-7226 or the Eastern Wake Crimestoppers at (919) 366-2746.