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Death of LA model Christy Giles ruled homicide, date rape drug found in her system


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The cause of death for two women who died after a night of partying in Los Angeles has been ruled homicide with multiple drugs present in their system, officials say.

Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola were both partying at a warehouse in East Los Angeles in the early hours of November 13, 2021, and police say the two went to a house on the other side of town before being thrown into separate hospitals. .

David Pearce, 37, was arrested in December on suspicion of manslaughter. Michael Ansbach, 47, and Brandt Osborn, 42, have been charged as an accessory to manslaughter charges in connection with the deaths of Giles and Cabrales-Arzola, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Ansbach and Osborn had their arrests retroactively reduced to detention, according to the New York Post, which also reported that the LA County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the case brought by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Pearce also faces charges of forcible rape as well as one count of rape of an unconscious or sleeping person as well as a charge of sexual penetration by a foreign object in connection with separate incidents dating back more than a decade. .

Investigators also found a passport and $30,000 in Pearce’s car when he was arrested, the report said. His defense attorney argued in late January that Pearce’s bond should be reduced to $100,000, as it was set at $3.4 million.

SUSPECT IN DEATH OF MODEL AND FRIEND CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES AGAINST SEVERAL WOMEN OVER DECADE

Christy Giles, 24, was dropped off near a Los Angeles-area hospital in November and pronounced dead at the scene, her husband said.
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Giles was thrown to the sidewalk at a Culver City hospital and pronounced dead a short time later, while Cabrales-Arzola was dropped off at a hospital approximately two hours after Giles. She died on November 24, 2021.

Records from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office reveal that both deaths are being ruled homicides.

Giles died of multiple drug poisoning, including cocaine, fentanyl, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, and ketamine.

Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid is known as the “date-rape drug,” according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Cabrales-Arzola died of multiple organ failure and multiple drug intoxication, with cocaine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, and other drugs found in her system.

Dusty Giles, Christy Giles’ mother, told Fox News Digital that she hopes this will lead to arrests.

CALIFORNIA MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MODEL WHOSE BODY WAS LACQUERED IN HOSPITAL AFTER NIGHT OF PARTIES

Death of LA model Christy Giles ruled homicide, date rape drug found in her system

The lifeless body of Christy Giles was thrown into a Los Angeles hospital by masked men
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“Our prayers are that the LA County District Attorney’s Office will move quickly and quickly to re-arrest ALL parties involved and this time PRESS THE CHARGES! Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers,” she said. also written in a message on Facebook.

Giles’ husband, Jan Cilliers, previously told Fox News Digital that he hoped the three men would “at least” be charged with murder.

“I hope they will at least be charged with murder,” Cilliers said. “I will do what I can to get the most serious charges against them.”

Cilliers also said he believed the two women were drugged against their will.

“One hundred percent they were on drugs,” he said.

Cabrales-Arzola was an interior designer from Mexico and Giles was a model from Mount Olive, Alabama. She was discovered by modeling agents in a mall.

Carly Ann Amos, one of Giles’ close friends, told Fox News Digital that she was a “dynamic and loving woman.”

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Death of LA model Christy Giles ruled homicide, date rape drug found in her system

Culver City Hospital
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“She was the most dynamic and loving woman,” Amos said. “She loved to protect her friends, her community of people. She would do anything for anyone. She was such a light. She was the brightest light of them all, honestly.”

Fox News’ Louis Casiano and Paul Best contributed to this report

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