The burned body of a man was found by a small fire in the woods near DeLand on Saturday afternoon, deputies said.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office received a call at 3:34 p.m. Saturday about a fire in the woods to the east of the Budget Inn on East New York Avenue.

A few minutes later, a witness at the scene reported finding the victim's burnt body. The victim had apparently built a fire in the woods that scorched some trees and brush.

Volusia County deputies on Friday night were called to the same area about a man who was sleeping on a bench by the motel and was refusing to leave.

When deputies arrived the complainant said the man could stay a little while longer but then would need to leave.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the man’s death and is trying to determine if the victim was the same man who had been told to leave the night before.