The Pennsylvania woman who was drugged, raped and found dead in a Miami Beach hotel room over spring break once warned about the dangers of predators — in a chilling online post in which she cautioned others: “Always go with your gut.”
Christine Englehardt, 24, of Richboro, made the plea nearly two years before her body was found last week at the Albion Hotel in South Beach.
“This is a dangerous world now unfortunately and you never know what anyone’s true intentions are,” she wrote on Facebook in July 2019.
In the post, Englehardt described an unsettling encounter on a run that prompted her to flag down park workers about a suspicious vehicle.
“So if you ever feel unsafe in ANY way or have a feeling something isn’t right, DON’T hesitate to notify the police,” she wrote. “Always go with your gut. Please be on alert for any suspicious people or cars.”
Two North Carolina men, Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24, have been accused of drugging Englehardt with a “green pill” before raping her and stealing her credit cards.
Police said surveillance footage captured Evoire and Taylor with Englehardt at her hotel.
She was later found dead and semi-nude in the hotel room on Thursday, police said.
Police have not released a cause of death, though they’re investigating whether the pill supplied to her — which authorities suspect was the narcotic Percocet — caused her to overdose.