A model who died after overdosing on a drug cocktail allegedly given to her and her architect friend by a Hollywood producer was buried with the wedding dress she never got to wear, her devastated parents revealed.
In an emotional interview with the New York Post, Dusty and Leslie Giles said they made the decision about a month after their daughter Christy Giles, 24, was found dead outside a California hospital in November 2021.
The parents said Christy was set to wear the dress to a wedding ceremony for family and friends after she and fiancé Jan Cilliers eloped at the 2019 Burning Man festival.
“I asked Jan if I could have it please so we could bury her in her wedding dress,” her mother Dusty said tearfully, according to The Post. “It’s not going to be on her, but I didn’t want anyone else to wear it.” It is hers and unfortunately she was never allowed to marry.”
She was buried in Alabama, where her parents live, in the same state where the wedding was scheduled.
Christy Giles, 24, was found dead of a drug overdose outside a California hospital in November 2021
Christy’s parents, Dusty and Leslie Giles, said they decided to bury their daughter with her wedding dress unworn
Christy’s parents also recounted how by the time of her funeral, her body was beginning to decompose and that her once-perfect face was beginning to collapse on one side.
Dusty said she asked the undertaker to angle her daughter’s face so they could keep an open casket watch.
The sight was so devastating that her father, Leslie, chose not to see his daughter.
“I couldn’t look at her…I didn’t see her at all,” he said. Overcome with grief, he had to leave the interview, according to The Post.
“He made the decision not to see her because it was too much,” Dusty said of her husband. “She was a ‘daddy’s girl.’ All this is still too much. How are we doing? We are broken, we are trying to bear an unbearable burden.’
The wedding dress Christy never got to wear. She and her parents planned a ceremony in Alabama, but she was buried there instead
A box containing Christy’s wedding dress and a number of other items buried next to Christy
Giles was found on the sidewalk of Southern California Hospital in Culver City on November 13, 2021. She died a short time later from an overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and other drugs.
A few hours later, her friend Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26, was left behind at the Kaiser West Los Angeles. She remained in a coma until she died on November 24 of organ failure and intoxication from cocaine, MDMA and possibly other drugs.
Her death was ruled a drug-induced homicide.
Surveillance video showed their bodies being dumped by three masked men driving an unnumbered Toyota Prius, and a month later Hollywood producer David Pearce, 39, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
Also arrested was his roommate, actor Brandt Osborn, 42. Both men are now facing murder charges.
Pearce also faces charges of rape and sexual assault from seven women, some of whom allege were drugged while they were with him.
In addition to the murder charges related to Christy’s death, he also faces two other felonies for selling or offering to sell a controlled substance to the women, which led to their drug-induced murders. If convicted on all charges, Pearce faces up to 120 years in prison.
Giles (left) and Cabrales-Arzola (right) were found with an overdose after being dumped outside two separate LA hospitals on Nov. 13
Pearce was feted with Cabralez-Arzola hours before her death. The young architect was also photographed enjoying himself with Giles in haunting photos showing the final hours before their tragic murders.
The Times reported that he and the women had met that night at the warehouse party in LA, where Cabrales texted Giles around 4 a.m. and asked him if she wanted cocaine, according to an affidavit provided by Det the search warrant emerges. Jonathan Vander Lee.
‘I’m in the kitchen,’ Cabrales Giles replied, ‘let’s draw a line.’
Security cameras in the warehouse caught Cabrales and Giles leaving the party with the three men: Pearce, Ansbach and Osborn in Osborn’s Hyundai. They were at Pearce’s apartment around 5 a.m
About twenty minutes later, Giles texted her friend, “Let’s go,” along with a wide-eyed emoji.
“Yes,” Cabrales replied. “I’ll call an Uber. 10 minutes away.’
Pearce is also facing a slew of sexual assault charges over a series of unrelated cases – as the LA DA warned he could have other victims (pictured in 2018).
Pearce, 40, and Brandt Osborn, 42, (pictured) are charged with murder in the November 13 deaths of Christy Giles, 24, and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26
According to video footage, a car believed to be the Uber arrived at the apartment and was then seen driving away after waiting five minutes.
“One striking fact is that both Giles and Cabrales wanted to leave Pearce’s apartment, as evidenced by their texts and when they ordered an Uber,” Vander Lee wrote. “Then next time they’re seen, they’ll be dead.”
Cameras later captured Pearce carrying Giles’ body to his Prius and driving to a hospital, where it was abandoned on the sidewalk, Vander Lee wrote. The same was done with Cabrales.
Vander Lee recalled in his affidavit that detectives spoke to a “visibly nervous” Osborn, who said he didn’t see Giles or Cabrales using drugs.
“I didn’t give them anything, okay, I don’t live like that,” Osborn said. He said: “They were making noises but I figured give them a few hours and they’ll come out again but it seemed like they were getting worse and worse.”
Osborn said he panicked because he had never been in this situation before.
“We didn’t know her,” he added, saying he didn’t put her in the same hospital because “we didn’t know what that would look like.”
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