Authorities in Florida said they are investigating after a doctor who was accused of raping his patients was found dead in a ditch.

salata© Courtesy Naples Police

An incident report from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was dispatched to Gail Boulevard in Naples to conduct a welfare check on Eric Salata, 54, at 6:17 p.m. Monday.

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Salata made headlines last week after he was accused of giving his patients tequila and laughing gas to rape them.

The responding deputy said he contacted an unidentified individual who told him Salata left two notes, his wedding ring, and his credit cards at his home. The contents of the notes were redacted in the report.