Two women who died after being dumped by masked men outside Los Angeles hospitals had multiple drugs in their bodies, according to a coroner’s autopsy results.
Model Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola died after going out to a party in the city in November, and now their deaths have been declared murders.
Giles, 24, died of “multiple drug intoxication” with a lethal mixture of cocaine, fentanyl, ketamine and GHB, known as a date rape drug, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Cabrales-Arzola, 26, died of multiple organ failure and “multiple drug intoxication” and tested positive for cocaine, MDMAA and other unidentified drugs, according to the report obtained by People.
Giles and Cabrales-Arzola, an architectural designer, were left without number plates outside several hospitals in the city on November 13 by three men in a black Toyota Prius.
Police say the women met the group before their deaths at a party in downtown Los Angeles.
Giles was pronounced dead on arrival at a Culver City hospital, and Cabrales-Arzola was later pronounced dead at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles hospital on November 24 after never regaining consciousness.
Authorities allege that both women were overdosed at a home on Olympic Boulevard, near Beverly Hills, before being released. At the hospitals 12 hours later.
In December, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Hollywood producer and former actor David Pearce, 40, cinematographer Michael Ansbach, 42, and Brandt Osborn, 42, in connection with the deaths.
Mr Pearce was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, while Mr Ansbach and Mr Osborn were arrested on suspicion of being manslaughter accessories.
Following his arrest, Mr Pearce was also charged with sexually assaulting four women between 2010 and 2020.
The charges included two counts of forced rape and one count each of rape of an unconscious or sleeping person and sexual penetration with a foreign object. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Giles’ family welcomed the arrests, saying they were “very pleased” with the news.
“We, Christy’s family, will NOT rest until these men face a jury of their peers and are convicted,” they said in a statement.
“Only then will justice be found for Christy and Marcela.”