Two North Carolina men visiting South Beach, Florida, for spring break drugged and raped a woman and police say she later died in her hotel room, officials claim.
According to the arrest report, paramedics and police were called to the hotel when the woman was found “semi nude” and dead in the hotel room’s bed.
Detectives obtained video surveillance footage and saw two men entering the room with the woman and then leaving less than an hour later, according to police.
Evoire Collier, 21, fit the description of one of the men. He was found on Saturday thanks to the fact he was wearing the same pants seen in the video, the Miami Herald reported.
Collier confessed to the police that he and Dorian Taylor, 24, met the woman at a local restaurant. As they walked together on Ocean Drive, he claims Taylor gave the girl a “green pill.” The arrest report doesn’t state if the victim willingly took the pill or it was given to her without her knowledge.
Police said that Collier believed the drug was Percocet. Detectives said it was sent to the lab for testing.
From the surveillance video, the woman is seen staggering and Taylor had to hold her up as they walked into the elevator, detectives said.
While in the room, Collier claims they each had sex with the woman and at one point, Taylor forced himself on her as she appeared to be unconscious, according to the report.
Police said that the victim was under the influence of alcohol and narcotics, so she could not have consented to sex with Collier and Taylor.
The men knew the woman was unconscious, so they proceeded to steal cash, credit cards and her cell phone and left the room, police said.
According to the report, the men used the stolen credit cards around Miami Beach to party. When Taylor was arrested, police say they found her phone and green pills on him.
The victim was a 24-year-old woman from Pennsylvania, according to police. Investigators are trying to determine if she died from an overdose, possibly from the pill the men gave her.
Collier and Taylor have been charged with burglary with battery, sexual battery, petty theft and the fraudulent use of a credit card. If the tests come back proving the pill they gave her had anything to do with her death, authorities say they could potentially face a manslaughter or murder charge.
The men remain in jail and will face an arraignment in about three weeks, police say.
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