MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Two men vacationing in South Beach for spring break are charged with drugging and raping a woman who was later found dead in a hotel.
Police arrested Dorian Taylor, 24, and Evoire Collier, 21, both from North Carolina.
Detectives obtained surveillance video showing them entering the Albion Hotel with the victim and later leaving without her. Miami Beach police say the woman was found partly nude and lifeless inside her room at the Albion on James Avenue on Thursday.
The victim was identified by authorities as 24-year-old Christine Englehardt from Pennsylvania.
“To think that someone would do this to her, she was young too,” said Hailey Davis, the victim’s friend. “She had her whole life still to do things and she had dreams and goals and all these things she’ll never be able to do now because of them.”
Investigators say the two men met their victim at a restaurant, gave her a green pill and went to her hotel where “they had sex with her multiple times and once she was unconscious or out” the suspects “remained inside the unit and didn’t call for assistance or help and began to take all her items.”
Authorities are trying to determine if she died of an overdose from a pill the men allegedly gave her.
If that is determined to be the case, the suspects could face a manslaughter or murder charge.
They’re also accused of stealing her credit cards and using them at several locations across Miami Beach. Detectives say they obtained surveillance video of one of the suspects using the woman’s credit cards at local shops.
Taylor and Collier appeared in court Monday and are being held with no bond.
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