Newly obtained surveillance footage shows suspects with victim in South Beach hotel death

Surveillance video shows suspects in Miami Beach hotel death at scene of crime
Surveillance video shows suspects in Miami Beach hotel death at scene of crime

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – New video has been released in the case of a woman who was found dead inside a South Beach hotel room during spring break.

Two men were arrested in the case, and their attorneys tried to stop Local 10 News from obtaining the video.

Detectives say this surveillance video obtained by Local 10 News shows the suspects, 21-year-old Evorie Collier and 24-year-old Dorian Taylor entering the hotel at 12:59 a.m. on March 18, then exiting 37 minutes later at 1:36 a.m.

One of them appeared to be covering his face as they left.

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Local 10 News also obtained video of the two men being questioned by police.

In the video, Taylor is asked if he would recognize a girl if shown a photo of her, and Collier told officers that he wasn’t in town when the victim, 24-year-old Christine Engelhardt, was last seen alive.

Police said Collier ended up admitting that he and Taylor met Engelhardt at a restaurant.

The two men are who Miami Beach police believe drugged, raped and robbed Engelhardt, who would later be found dead in her hotel room.

Investigators say Engelhardt, who had traveled alone to South Beach from her home in Pennsylvania, met the two men on a night out.

After Collier and Taylor left her room, they used her credit cards to go drink and party, authorities said.

Neither of the suspects has been charged in Engelhardt’s death.


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