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Christine Englehardt, 24, ran marathons, was studying nursing, and managed a pizza restaurant outside Philadelphia.
A woman who police say died after being drugged and raped in a Miami Beach hotel room was visiting Florida from the Philadelphia suburbs. Two North Carolina men face charges in the case.
She was 24 years old. Elizabeth Khamermesh remembered her high school friend Englehardt as a bright person with dreams.
Two North Carolina men are accused of drugging and raping the Pennsylvania woman. Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24, also stand accused of stealing Englehardt's credit cards and cash and using them during their trip to South Beach.
South beach death: woman, 24, found dead in florida hotel room was drugged, raped, police say; 2 men charged
According to police records, surveillance footage showed the two men entering the hotel lobby Englehardt, at about 1 a. Both men matched the description given to police and were stopped and detained by detectives Sunday.
One of the Miami Beach detectives on the case testified at a bond hearing Monday and said that based on the surveillance footage, Englehardt was staggering and appeared to be in no condition to give any kind of consent prior to entering the hotel. He added that one of the defendants actually helped hold her up as they went up to her hotel room.
Collier and Taylor are facing charges of burglary with battery, petty theft, sexual battery and credit card fraud. If the drug they are alleged to have given to Englehardt is proven to have played a role in her death, they could also be facing a manslaughter or murder charge.
Both Collier and Taylor have been appointed public defenders for the time being.
During the bond hearing, Collier's sister pleaded with the judge saying he has never been in trouble before. Bucks County. Bucks Co. Download our mobile app for iOS or Android to get alerts for local breaking news and weather. Miami Beach Mar Back to Article.
Bucks co. woman dies in miami hotel room after being drugged, raped, police say
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