Two Greensboro men who were arrested in Miami Beach, Florida last week could face murder charges.
Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24, are accused of drugging and raping 24-year-old Christine Englehardt, who police say was found dead in her hotel room.
Surveillance footage showed Collier and Taylor entering the lobby of the Albion Hotel on Miami Beach with Englehardt at about 1 a.m. on Thursday, according to police records. About 30 minutes later, both men are seen exiting the hotel alone.
The two matched the description given to police and were detained by detectives Sunday. They allegedly stole the Englehardt’s credit cards to spend money during their spring break trip.
Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death, and if Englehardt died from an overdose after taking a pill given to her by Collier and Taylor.
On Monday, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office said tests are still being conducted.
Over 1,000 people have been arrested in one of the nation’s top party spots in the past four days. Miami Beach officials warned Sunday that the unruly spring break crowds fighting in the streets, destroying restaurant property and refusing to wear masks has become a serious threat to public safety.
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