Published: Feb 07, 2014 10:39 AM EST

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- The body found in a burned, abandoned motel at Laura Drive and N. Tamiami Trail on Wednesday has been identified as 58-year-old Terry Lee Fairchild.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshall.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to the fire just before 3:45 a.m. After the fire was extinguished, Fairchild's body was found inside. 

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.