Who was Christy Giles? Model Found Dead on LA Sidewalk Allegedly Drugged

Model Christy Giles has died after a night out in Los Angeles with two other people, but her family and friends suspect foul play resulted in her death.

The LAPD told Eyewitness News that a preliminary investigation revealed a possible heroin overdose that turned fatal.

However her widower Jan Cilliers has argued against this and said neither his wife nor her friend who she had partied with, Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, would have taken heroin willingly.

He said Giles' body was left on the sidewalk outside Southern California Hospital at Culver City, where she was pronounced dead by hospital staff on Saturday.

He added there is video footage of her body being placed on the street by the hospital by two men wearing masks.

He said the men were also driving without license plates on their car.

Cabrales-Arzola was left at a Kaiser Permanente Hospital two hours after Giles had been left on the street.

She is currently in critical condition.

Cilliers broke down as he expressed his anguish while speaking to ABC7.

He said: "The loss is just so hard. People share these amazing videos that they have with her and it just brings back her energy.

"I know I'll never get to see her or kiss her or touch her again and it is just so heartbreaking."

Cilliers was in San Francisco this past week visiting his father while his wife stayed back in LA.

He dismissed the idea that Giles and Cabrales-Arzola would willingly take heroin.

Cilliers said: "Marcela's toxicology report came back and I guess they found heroin in her system.

"That is nothing that either of those girls would ever, ever do, not voluntarily.

Another friend who was with Giles and Cabrales-Arzola, who went home early, said that the two girls met some men while at a party in downtown LA and ended up at a west LA apartment building.

Cilliers said that he and his wife would regularly share their location via their cell phones.

He added: "I have got all the messages that she exchanged with anybody else that night.

"She was texting Marcela, the girl that she was with, at 5.30 saying 'let's get out of here,' with the wide-eyed emoji."

Cilliers has since set up a GoFundMe page entitled "Justice for Christy."

The page goes into details on what Cilliers believes happened and calls on donations to form a case.

The GoFundMe page has so far raised $78,627.

It reads: "On Saturday November 13th Christy & her friend Hilda were allegedly drugged.

"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.

"Hilda currently remains on life support with no brain activity with little possibility of recovery. This story is by no means unique.

"Since Saturday we've all received a number of messages from other females who have eerily similar stories, except the only difference between them & Christy and Hilda, is they survived.

"We appreciate any donations that will provide the resources needed in order to put a concrete case together to bring justice for both of these beautiful, innocent young women who are no longer with us.

Model found dead outside hospital
Aspiring Model Christy Giles's body was found outside of a hospital in LA on Saturday 13th. Her family have claimed they believe foul-play played a role in her death, which is currently considered an overdose of heroin. GoFundMe

"Moreover, to protect every other female out there who has been or could be grossly affected in a similar way.

"We are raising money for private investigators, funeral and memorial costs.

"These funds are going towards the investigations of both Christy and Hilda's cases."

LAPD West Bureau homicide detectives are continuing with their investigation, according to Eyewitness News.

Both Cilliers and the LAPD have been contacted by Newsweek for comment.

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