Popular LA Model Christy Giles Found Dead at 24

Model Christy Giles Found Dead at 24
Model Christy Giles

The untimely death of a Los Angeles model has raised suspicions of foul play.

Christy Giles was declared dead at a Culver City hospital on Saturday, Nov. 13, after being left outside on the sidewalk, her husband Jan Cilliers told ABC7 Eyewitness News in Los Angeles. The night before, Giles went out with two pals in Los Angeles, including Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, while Cilliers was in San Francisco, according to ABC7.

Giles and Cabrales-Arzola met guys at a party and ended up in an apartment complex, according to ABC7, citing a third friend with them that night.

According to ABC, Cabrales-Arzola was discharged from a separate hospital. According to friends, she was on life support as of Nov. 17 and had no brain activity. “Detectives are investigating the event as an undetermined fatality, and it is an ongoing investigation,” the Los Angeles Police Department informed E! News. According to ABC7, the early investigation indicates a suspected overdose that resulted in death.

A GoFundMe page co-organized by Cilliers has since raised more than $92,000, money that will go toward funeral and memorial costs as well as private investigators for Giles and Cabrales-Arzola’s cases, the page’s description states. “Christy & her friend Hilda were allegedly drugged,” the description claims. “Twelve hours later three men in an all black, masked in bandanas; with license plates removed, dropped Christy off on the sidewalk of a hospital. Christy was already lifeless and pronounced dead at the scene. Two hours later the same vehicle with two masked men dropped her friend, Hilda off at a different hospital.” Police have not confirmed these details to E! News.

Giles’ death comes just nine days after she celebrated her 24th birthday. “I can’t believe you’re gone. Taken from us. From me. How can this world be so cruel. How can people be so evil,” Cilliers wrote in an Instagram tribute. “You were the light of my sky. Guiding stars of my journey. The twinkle in my eye. The tongue in my ear. The moments we shared will forever be burned into my mind. But that’s not enough. I want more memories with you. I would do anything to make more memories with you. My heart is shattered.”


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