Ronald Keith Davis, 51, died of was acute smoke and soot inhalation, according to the State Crime Lab. Police say he lived out of state.
On Thursday, January 9, police and fire crews responded to the Hiway Inn at 1140 N. College Avenue after a motel worker reported seeing smoke and flames. After extinguishing the fire, first responders found a man's body inside the room. The victim’s body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to for an autopsy and positive identification.
The Fayetteville Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.
One Dead in Fayetteville Motel Fire