The two men charged with drugging and raping a 24-year-old Spring Breaker who was found dead in a hotel room after the alleged attack were photographed walking the streets with other party-seekers the very next day.
Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24, have both been charged in the sexual assault and drugging of Christine Englehardt. She was found dead in a hotel room in Miami on Thursday morning, hours after allegedly being filmed on surveillance cameras entering the hotel with the two men.
On Friday, the two men were spotted walking down Ocean Drive, as if they has just come off the beach.
De’Asia Skillern, 22, was in Miami for the week with her sister. She was posing for a photograph on Ocean Drive when they photo-bombed her. Skillern thought nothing of it until she posted the photo on her private, close-friends Instagram story and was told by friends who the men were.
‘I was just walking around taking pictures, my sister showed me, like hey people were photo-bombing you. They didn’t stop to talk to me, they were just walking past.
‘To continue on with your vacation as if it was OK… it just goes to show you. You never know who is around you,’ she told DailyMail.com on Wednesday.
Police say the two men gave Englehardt a ‘green pill’ then sexually assaulted her at the Albion Hotel at around 1am on Thursday morning. They then left her unconscious in the room and took her credit cards and cash with them to fund the rest of their trip. She was found dead by hotel staff the next day.
In a photograph obtained by DailyMail.com, Dorian Taylor (right) poses for the camera on Ocean Drive while photo-bombing De’Asia Skillern on Friday 19 March. Police say he drugged, raped then left-for-dead another woman the previous day
Alleged attackers Dorian Taylor, 24, and Evoire Collier, 21, were seen in the background of a photo taken by another spring breaker in Miami on Friday March 19, a day after the alleged attack
Evoire Collier, 21, left, and Dorian Taylor, 24, right, both from Greensboro, North Carolina, were arrested Sunday in connection to 24-year-old Christine Englehardt’s death
Christine Englehardt left her home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania to travel to Spring break in Miami, an annual booze-fueled street and beach party
Collier and Taylor appeared in court in Miami on Monday charged with burglary with battery, petty theft, sexual battery and credit card fraud.
They may also face manslaughter or murder charges if the drug they gave her is proven to have played a role in her death.
According to her Facebook page, Englehardt worked as an assistant manager at Jules Thin Crust pizza chain.
A relative of Christine’s named Dora Englehardt changed her Facebook profile picture to one of Christine.
‘Thinking of you and sending prayers,’ said one commenter.
A photograph on Christine’s Facebook page which was open to the public showed her beaming with pride after finishing the Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon in 2019.
According to a police report, Collier told officers the two men met Englehardt at a local restaurant before giving her the drug as they walked along Ocean Drive.
The group then headed back to the Albion Hotel at 1650 James Avenue, the Miami Herald reported.
Surveillance footage taken from the hotel lobby shows the two men entering the hotel with Englehardt at around 1am Thursday.
As they walked into the elevator in the building, the woman was staggering and Taylor was holding her from behind ‘by the neck so she could stand’, Miami Beach Detective Luis Alsina said in a court hearing Monday.
Police say the men were filmed holding the woman up as she staggered into the Albion Hotel (above) at 1am on Thursday March 18
Christine Englehardt, pictured with her mother, Doreen, worked as an assistant manager at Jules Thin Crust pizza chain, according to her Facebook page
A close friend of Englehardt’s called for Justice For Christine and praised her ‘amazing, outgoing and most beautiful’ woman
Englehardt worked as an assistant manager at the Jules Thin Crust pizza chain in Pennsylvania and was an accomplished distance runner
Collier said he and Taylor each had sex with Englehardt and that Taylor raped her as she seemed to be unconscious, authorities said.
Police said Englehardt was not able to have consented to sex with either of the two men while under the influence of alcohol and narcotics.
Collier claimed he thought the pill they gave Englehardt was Percocet, a powerful pain reliever, but authorities are investigating the possibility it was a narcotic such as fentanyl.
It is not clear if she took the drug willingly or if she was spiked.
Collier and Taylor then stole her phone, cash and credit cards and left her unconscious in the room ‘without any concern for her welfare or safety,’ the police report said.
The two men were then captured on the hotel surveillance cameras leaving the building around an hour after they arrived.
They then allegedly went on a spree using the victim’s cards at ‘various locations’ across Miami Beach including at liquor store South Beach Liquors.
Englehardt’s semi-nude body was found on the bed in the hotel room Thursday and emergency services were called.
A cause of death is yet to be determined with the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office carrying out further tests to learn if she died from an overdose from the pill given to her by the suspects, the Herald reported.
Christine Englehardt was reportedly given a ‘green pill’ before being raped and left for dead
Extra police were drafted in to quell the disturbances, which saw more than 1,000 revelers arrested in Miami
Both Collier and Taylor appeared in court in Miami on Monday.
At the hearing, broadcast on NBC Miami, Collier’s sister told Judge Mindy S Glazer that her brother had never been in trouble with the law before, and asked that he be released on bond.
‘I’m severely bewildered by these charges and accusations against him, but I can attest for his character and I can attest for responsibility of him standing trial for whatever charges,’ his sister said.
‘If you please let my brother come home and let our family handle the situation appropriately we will do what ever is necessary that Miami-Dade County asks of us.’
But Judge Glazer refused the request, and both men were kept in custody without bind.
‘The victim couldn’t even pick up a phone after they did whatever they did to her,’ said Judge Glazer.
This year’s annual Spring break fiesta descended rapidly into chaos with police arresting 1,000 partygoers letting off steam after coronavirus lockdowns.
Faced with a surge of violence in the city, Miami Beach Police brought in an emergency 8pm curfew on Saturday.
Five different law enforcement agencies are working to patrol the city, which has seen wild parties.
Miami Beach police faced criticism after using pepper balls and sounds cannons on the crowd on Saturday night, which black leaders called ‘unnecessary force’.
City officials say they are concerned about the potential for the large crowds to drive the spread of coronavirus, and cite lawless behavior and rampant property destruction as additional reasons to impose the curfew, which on Sunday was extended up to three weeks.
Miami Beach was calm on Monday evening after raucous weekend where officials called a state of emergency and enforced a curfew to curb the wild partying and resulting riots.