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Video Shows Arrest of Suspect Accused of Raping, Drugging Woman in Miami Beach

The video, obtained Wednesday, shows officers handcuffing 21-year-old Evoire Collier on March 20.

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New video appears to show the moments Miami Beach police officers arrest one of the suspects accused of drugging and raping a woman who was later found dead in a hotel.

The video, obtained by NBC 6 on Wednesday, shows officers handcuffing 21-year-old Evoire Collier on March 20. Collier and Dorian Taylor, 24, have been charged with sexual battery as well as burglary with battery, theft and credit card fraud.

Twenty-four-year-old Christine Englehardt, of Pennsylvania, was found dead last Thursday after officers responded to “reports of an unconscious female” at a South Beach hotel, according to a police report.

Two men were arrested and accused of raping and drugging a woman, who was later found dead inside a Miami Beach hotel. NBC 6's Alyssa Hyman reports

The men are accused of stealing the dead woman's credit cards to help fund their South Beach vacation, the report says. Online jail records did not indicate whether the two had an attorney who could speak for them.

Whether the two are charged with manslaughter or murder will depend on what caused her death, which a medical examiner has not yet released. Investigators are looking into whether Engelhardt died of a drug overdose, possibly a substance supplied by the men, who said they gave her a “green pill," according to the arrest report.

Christine Englehardt
Christine Englehardt is seen in a Facebook photo.

“To just do that and continue to stay in the area and also using her credit information and things like that, that's just sickening," said DeAsia Skillern, who was vacationing in the area at the time.

Skillern says she didn't know it at the time but says the two defendants photobombed her vacation pictures. She actually posted one well before the news broke.

DeAsia Skillern
DeAsia Skillern, left, is pictured with the suspects.

Skillern's friend saw her post and reached out saying he knew one of the guys. Skillern said she even thought about reaching out to them, but then the news broke Monday and that friend sent her an article about their arrests.

"For them to just be out and still vacationing was what blew my mind," she said. "I was always pretty cautious, but now it just makes it scary. It just adds fear to it."

AP and NBC 6
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