Brandt Osborn, David Pearce and Michael Ansbach were arrested Wednesday afternoon for their connections to the November deaths of model Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola. Both women were dumped outside of Los Angeles hospitals on Nov. 13 after a night of partying.
Police picked up Osborn on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles and later charged him with accessory to manslaughter. Ansbach was also charged with accessory to manslaughter and both men are being held on $100,000 bail.
David Pearce was charged with two counts of manslaughter for the deaths of Giles and Cabrales-Arzola. The 37-year-old is being held on $1 million bail by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.
Christy Giles‘ phone records place the young model in the Beverly Hills apartment of David Pearce on the night of her death. Text messages between the two girls show that they tried to leave the apartment, but never made it.
According to some fellow actors on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles, Brandt bragged about being with Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola on the night of their deaths. Alexandra Creteau and David Murrietta Jr. said that the L.A. actor also told them that he dumped their bodies.
Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola were found unconscious and dumped outside two separate Los Angeles hospitals on the night of Nov. 13. Giles, who was found outside the Southern California Hospital in Culver City, was pronounced dead that weekend.
Giles’ friend was dumped outside of a different hospital and spent weeks in critical condition. She was declared brain dead in late November and her family took her off life support the day before her 27th birthday.
Cause of death of the two women was inconclusive, but heroin was found in Cabrales-Arzola’s system. The girl’s families argued that their daughters would never take the drug voluntarily and that they must have been drugged before their death.
In an interview with The Sun, Christy’s mother, Dusty Giles, said, “The only way that these men would have kept my daughter and Hilda for over 10 hours would be by giving them drugs, maybe tying them up.”
The grieving mother said that her daughter was taught to defend herself and would have fought back against her attacker. Giles said that the only reason why there were no bruises on her daughter’s body was because she was drugged and couldn’t fight back.
“My daughters have been taught literally how to kill a person with a ballpoint pen” by their Iraq-veteran father, she said. “My daughter would have fought like hell, and from my understanding from speaking to the emergency room doctor and nurse, they did not see any visible bruises, scratches, or any indication of an altercation.”
The girl’s families also believe that both women were raped during the night of Nov. 13. Police are still waiting on Christy Giles’ toxicology and rape tests to come back to determine what happened.
According to Brandt Osborn, they had met the girls while out partying, and they all went back to David Pearce’s apartment. Osborn alleged that the girls brought their own drugs. Osborn briefly left to get a Covid-19 test for an upcoming job and that’s when everything went downhill.
“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,” said Murrietta. The 35-year-old actor said that Brandt also told them how he dumped Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola’s body a couple hours later.
“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. Got her in the car and decided to drop her off at a second hospital so they didn’t get caught,” said the actor.
According to Murrietta, Brandt Osborn seemed more worried that one of the girls urinated in his bed than the fact that they were unconscious.
Christy Giles’ husband, Jan Cilliers, told the media shortly after his wife’s death that he knew who the three men were. He said that he received messages from other people who had had trouble with the three men. Cilliers claimed there was surveillance video that showed the car driving up to the hospital and men in dark masks getting out and removing Christy Giles.
It is unclear if this video exists. Since the beginning of the investigation, police have not released or acknowledged the video.