Three men were arrested on Wednesday for the shocking deaths of a model and her designer friend, whose bodies were dumped outside of two different Los Angeles hospitals in November.
David Pearce, 37, Brandt Osborn 42, and Mike Ansbach, 47, were taken into custody in connection with the deaths of model Christy Giles, 24, and interior designer Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26, after being last seen alive with the men.
Pearce and Ansbach reportedly “targeted” the women at a warehouse party in East LA, after sneaking into the VIP section. Ansbach allegedly carried around a professional camera in an attempt to pose as an event photographer.
The women left with the men in the early hours of the morning, but upon arrival at Pearce’s apartment, where Osborn also lives, their text messages revealed they were uncomfortable and tried to leave via an Uber at 5:30 in the morning.
Giles and Cabrales-Arzola never made it out of the apartment alive, and police believe they were drugged by the three men and overdosed.
CCTV revealed that three men in face masks and hats dumped Giles outside a Culver City hospital at 5 p.m. in a black Toyota Prius without license plates. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Two hours later, they left Cabrales-Arzola at a hospital in West LA. She remained in a coma for two weeks before passing on Nov. 28.
The men initially told police that the women had overdosed on drugs, and that they immediately dropped them off at a hospital, but the women did not get medical attention for 12 more hours. A car in the driveway matched the description of the black Prius.
“It is believed that both women were given drugs and overdosed at a residence in the 8600 block of Olympic Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles,” the LAPD said in a statement. “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.”
Pearce was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with manslaughter, he is being held on $1 million bail. Osborn and Ansbach were arrested later the same day, charged with accessory to manslaughter, and held on $100,000 bail.