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3 Men Arrested For Deaths Of Models Whose Bodies Were Dumped At LA Hospitals

Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers have arrested three men in connection with the deaths of two models whose bodies were dumped at area hospitals in November.

Police said Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola were given drugs at a home in the 8600-block of Olympic Boulevard on Nov. 13, KABC reported.

Giles was dumped outside Southern California Hospital by two men who were wearing masks.

Hospital security video showed the suspects had removed the license plates from their black Toyota Prius, KABC reported.

One model was pronounced dead shortly after her body was found.

Cabrales-Arzola’s unconscious body was dumped outside the Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles two hours later, KABC reported.

Doctors found that Cabrales-Arzola had heroin in her system when she was left at the medical facility.

Toxicology results from Giles have not yet been released, according to KABC.

Doctors declared Cabrales-Arzola brain dead and her family removed her from life support and donated her organs on Nov. 28, one day before her 27th birthday.

Family and friends have said the women were drugged against their will after going to a club in West Hollywood, KABC reported.

The last text message Giles sent to Cabrales-Arzola the night the women were dumped read “let’s go” with a shocked-face emoji.

“Yes. I’ll call an Uber,” Cabrales-Arzola replied.

She requested an Uber and was notified the car was 10 minutes away, but police said the models never got into the rideshare, according to KABC.

Their bodies were found hours later.

LAPD arrested 37-year-old David Pearce, 42-year-old Brandt Osborn, and 47-year-old Michael Ansbach on Dec. 15 in connection with the women’s deaths, the New York Post reported.

“It is believed that both women were given drugs and overdosed,” police said in a statement announcing the arrests. “Based on the investigation, the LAPD is concerned that there could be other victims in our community who could have been drugged by one or more of these men.”

The suspects were reported to police by two actors to whom Osborn had bragged about what he and his co-conspirators had done, the New York Post reported.

The 35-year-old actors – Alexandra Creteau and David Murrietta Jr. – told investigators that they were on a shoot with Osborn in November when he told them about what happened to the women.

“I have had the craziest weekend of my life,” Murrietta recalled that Osborn told him. “He told me how they’d partied, two girls came back to their place, and the girls had a bunch of drugs.”

Murrietta said Osborn claimed he left the apartment to get tested for a commercial shoot after partying with the women, the New York Post reported.

He said that Osborn said that when he got back home, his roommate told him that Giles had died.

“He checked her pulse, freaked out, decided not to call 911, and they decided what to do with the body,” Murrietta told the New York Post. “Then they didn’t know what to do, they didn’t want to call 911 and get in trouble, so they decided to drive and drop her body at Culver City hospital.”

“He was like, ‘we dropped the first girl off, we came back to our place’ then he checked the second girl’s pulse and it was very faint, so they tried to decide what to do with the second girl,” Murrietta recalled Osborn told him. “Got her in the car and decided to drop her off at a second hospital so they didn’t get caught.”

Giles’ husband, Jan Cilliers, told the New York Post that the models met the men who would drug them at a warehouse party in East Los Angeles.

Afterwards, the group went back to Pearce’s apartment in Pico-Robertson.

Cilliers said Pearce and Osborn were in the car when the models were dumped at the separate hospitals, the New York Post reported.

Police arrested Osborn on the set of “NCIS: Los Angeles” near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood on Dec. 15.

Osborn has three other acting credits including an appearance on “Nurse Jackie,” the New York Post reported.

His LinkedIn profile said Osborn bartended at Hotel Americano for 15 years and “created my own cocktail called the ‘Sunblazer.”

Osborn’s Facebook page showed him posing alongside celebrities such as Paris Hilton at various Los Angeles events, the New York Post reported.

Ansbach has worked as a camera operator on shows that included “Vanderpump Rules,” “Punk’d,” and “The Amazing Race,” according to his IMDb page.

He described himself on his Instagram page as a “Cinematographer” as well as a “Director, Producer, Writer” and “Biohacker,” the New York Post reported.

Pearce is an actor and aspiring director who has been photographed with numerous celebrities at industry events, including porn star Ron Jeremy who is currently facing more than 30 counts of sexual assault.

Murrietta told the New York Post that Osborn said police had searched his apartment the day the men dumped the models’ bodies but nobody was arrested at that time.

“His biggest concern after all of this was the girls had peed in the bed during the night,” Murrietta recalled.

LAPD said the case against the three men would be presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office on Friday.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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