Christine Englehardt, 24, drugged, allegedly raped, and possibly killed by two men in Miami Beach Hotel
The suspects are being held without bail, murder charges may follow
According to Englehardt’s Facebook page, she was the assistant manager at Jules Thin Crust, a pizza shop in Philadelphia.
Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24 – both from Greensboro, North Carolina – were arrested Monday on charges that they drugged and raped her and stole her credit cards, according to police reports. Both men made an initial appearance and were held without bail pending further hearings. At the hearing, the judge said Christine was drugged to the point where she could not use a phone to call for help.
If it is determined that the men gave the drugs that caused her death, murder charges would likely be added.
Both men were caught on surveillance footage entering the Albion Hotel with the impaired victim, a Pennsylvania resident, at around 1 a.m. on Thursday, police said.
Many on Facebook commented on a 2019 post Englehardt made after she was identified, warning about predators, WPLG reported.
“So if you ever feel unsafe in any way or have a feeling something isn’t right … always go with your gut,” she wrote. “This is a dangerous world now, unfortunately, and you never know what anyone’s true intentions are.”
Investigators are still trying to determine whether the victim’s death was due to an overdose from a pill allegedly supplied by the men. If that’s the case, the two could also potentially face manslaughter or murder charges, the Miami Herald reported.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Englehardt’s family cover funeral expenses.
“Anyone who knows this beautiful girl knows that she had the biggest heart there was, and her laugh was nothing short of memorable,” the page says. “She would do anything for a person in need and was always fun to be around no matter what.” Partial Source: Miami Herald.