A fundraiser has been set up to support his family.
The man who was found by gardaí in the Slieve Bloom mountains earlier this week has been named locally.
The body of 44-year-old Gintas Nedaivodinas was discovered at The Cut in the Clonaslee area of Laois on Tuesday.
Originally from Lithuania, he had been living in Tullamore.
An online fundraiser has been set up friends, to help support his family with funeral costs.
Gardaí in Portlaoise are appealing for anyone with information regarding the case to come forward.