According to a report in the Miami Herald, Collier, 21, told investigators that Taylor, 24, gave the victim a "green pill" at some point.
The police are now investigating whether Englehardt may have died of an overdose, possibly from a pill that the suspects supplied, according to The Miami Herald. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office is conducting further examinations, and the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Once she was unconscious, Taylor and Collier stole her cash and credit cards, which they used at various locations around Miami. The woman, who has not been identified, was found dead on Thursday.
They were charged with sexual battery, burglary, credit card fraud and theft.
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. During a bond hearing the following day, prosecutor Ayana Harris argued that the men should be held in jail before trial because they could face more serious charges depending on the cause of death.
North Carolinians Evoire Collier, left, and Dorian Taylor are suspected of providing a "green pill" that led to the death of a Pennsylvania woman in her Miami Beach hotel room on Thursday, March 18. Collier was apprehended on Ocean Drive, wearing the same trousers as seen in the hotel security recording. "They did not call for assistance or help" once it was clear she was unconscious, Alsina said, "and began to take all of her items".
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The Taliban, who during their rule imposed a harsh brand of Islam, now control about half of the country. The organisation vowed to end its attacks against USA forces and engage in peace talks with Kabul.
Meanwhile the South Beach area is now under an 8 PM curfew until April 12th, in order to take back control of what's become an unruly vacation season.
They will be arraigned in a few weeks' time.
Miami Beach declared a state of emergency as tens of thousands of people descended on the city for spring break. As reported by NBC News, there have been over 1,000 arrests since February. "And that shouldn't be the state of any mayor or any commissioner or any manager or any police chief".
But authorities are facing allegations of racism after using pepper balls and sounds cannons on a largely black crowd Saturday night.