Pair of spring breakers in Fla. charged over suspected rape of woman found dead in hotel room
UPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Tuesday, March 23, 2021
A pair of spring breakers in Florida face multiple charges in connection to the suspected rape and drugging of a woman found dead in a hotel room. 21-year-old Evoire Collier and 24-year-old Dorian Taylor were arrested Sunday after using 24-year-old Christine Englehardt’s credit cards at a Miami Beach liquor store.
🚨 CRIME ALERT: 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. https://t.co/NiBNNTMNOr
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They were charged with sexual battery, burglary, credit card fraud and theft. This came after police found Englehardt’s body in a South Beach hotel room on Thursday. According to detectives, video surveillance shows her clearly intoxicated while entering the building with the two suspects.
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“She was actually staggering a little bit and at one point co-defendant Taylor held her behind her neck to basically keep her stable,” a Miami Beach detective stated.
“Beautiful” , “Kind” & “would do anything for her friends.” That’s what we are hearing from friends about Christine Englehardt. A Bucks County native. She died during a trip to South Beach where she was drugged & raped. 2 people are in custody. @6abc pic.twitter.com/c7TzqJzMPL
— Annie McCormick (@6abcAnnie) March 23, 2021
Meanwhile, the suspects could also face manslaughter or murder charges if Englehardt is determined to have died from a pill one of the suspects admitted to giving her.