Dorian Taylor, 24, and Evoire Collier, 21, have been arrested. Both from Greensboro, North Carolina, United States, the two African-American men were charged with battery, petty theft, sexual battery and credit card fraud.
From Greensboro, Taylor and Collier recently travelled to Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA for spring break. According to the latter, they met a fellow spring breaker named Christine Englehardt, 24, of Richboro, Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA at a restaurant in South Beach in Miami Beach.
Englehardt was staying at the Albion Hotel in Miami Beach. According to Collier, it was Taylor who gave her a green pill, which he said may have been Percocet but he was not sure.
Percocet is the brand name for a drug that combines oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone is a powerful opioid while acetaminophen is an analgesic used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, backache, headache, toothache, muscular aches, minor pain of arthritis and premenstrual and menstrual cramps.
Surveillance footage caught Englehardt arriving at the Albion Hotel at around 1:00 a.m. on March 18, 2021 with Taylor and Collier. Inside her room, the two men allegedly raped her repeatedly before stealing her credit cards, cash and cellphone.
At around 1:30 a.m. that day, Taylor and Collier left the hotel. Later that day, Englehardt was found dead and partially nude in her room at the hotel.
If the green pill is proven to have caused Englehardt’s death, Taylor and Collier will face more charges. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office is currently conducting tests.
On March 20, 2021, authorities spotted Collier in a crowd of spring breakers on Ocean Drive in South Beach. On March 21, 2021, Miami Beach detectives located him and Taylor and detained the two Greensboro residents, NBC Miami reported.
Taylor was seen on surveillance video using Englehardt’s credit cards at liquor stores and other locations around South Beach and when he was arrested, he had her phone and more green pills. On March 22, 2021, Collier’s older sister Quantil Melendez attended their bail hearing before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
“Let our brother come home and let our family handle this situation appropriately,” Melendez told Glazer. “We will do whatever Miami-Dade County asks of us.”
Glazer was not persuaded. The suspects remained in jail and are scheduled to be arraigned in April 2021.