ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla (FOX 13) - A series of unrelated emergency calls has now launched a multi-agency death investigation spanning several counties.
Gary Gogolowski was reported missing to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office late Saturday night when he did not return home in his 2013 GMC pickup truck.
Separately, Zephyrhills Police responded to a home on Alpha Avenue early Sunday morning. They were called for a disturbance.
While they were there, they located Kelsey Lane Scheg. According to the police report, Scheg was under the influence of alcohol and drugs and was ranting about an accident.
Due to her behavior and the substances she was using, Scheg was Baker Acted for her safety.
Following up on the information Scheg shared with them, police located a 2008 Honda with damage consistent with an accident. This vehicle was found on poperty owned by Scheg's family on Naylor Lane.
Zephyrhills Police communicated this information with other local law enforcement.
The Florida Highway Patrol connected the dots between the Hernando County missing man and the information from Zephyrhills Police.
Using information the Scheg had shared, they located the 2013 GMC pickup abandoned beside US Highway 301 on the east shoulder in Hillsborough County. They followed the roadway and discovered the body of Gary Gogolowski lying near the southbound lanes by US 301 and Ranch Road.
At this time, the Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the case as a hit and run fatality. According to their report, the accident damage found on Scheg's Honda is consistent with the fatal injuries that the victim suffered.
The FHP report states that Scheg left the scene following the accident, however, due to her condition and status under the Baker Act, the investigation is still continuing and official charges have not been filed.
Two passengers that were riding with Scheg at the time of the accident have been urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.
UPDATE: Prior to the Baker Act, the Florida Highway Patrol report says that Scheg confessed to the hit and run crash with enough information that they knew which route to search. After using that information, they located the vehicle and then the body of the victim.
A photo of the suspect vehicle, a 2008 Honda, was provided by the FHP to show the link between the driver and the obvious vehicle collision with a pedestrian.