In Naples, Florida, a cosmetic doctor was found dead inside a ditch with a gunshot to the head. He had been accused of raping patients who were sedated for medical procedures.
In the medical office of Eric Andrew Salata, two female patients accused him of raping them while under sedation.
On November 21, Naples Police Department arrested Salazar at Pura Vida medical spa. Salata was charged with two counts of Sexual Battery to a Physically Helpless Person. He was let out on bond for about a week when the incident occurred.
The ankle monitor that Salata was wearing went silent and showed that he hadn’t moved for over eight hours. This alerted officials, and the police were called on Monday to check on him to ensure he was okay.
The police eventually found him dead in a ditch near his home – with a pistol resting next to his leg and a gunshot wound to his head. In addition, two notes were found at his house, according to police.
The police are not treating this death as suspicious. Karie Partington, a spokesperson, told Law&Crime, “At this time, the death does not appear suspicious.”
Salata allegedly sedated his two victims with Nitrous oxide for cosmetic procedures that he would perform. When one of his victims gained consciousness, she discovered the doctor was raping her.
A sexual assault examination was conducted on both women after they contacted the police.
The victims were only identified by their age. 51 and 73 years old. Police believe that one victim was also given tequila during the sexual assault.
Salata and his wife co-owned the medical spa together. Several social media accounts and web pages associated with the business have since been removed from the web.