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Christy Giles’ friend Hilda Cabrales is declared brain dead days before 27th birthday after being dumped at hospital

AN INTERIOR designer who was dumped at a hospital with drugs in her system has been declared brain dead just days before her 27th birthday, her distraught dad told The Sun. 

Mexican-born Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola, 26, has been in a coma for two weeks after she was dropped off at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles hospital on the evening of November 13.

Two hours earlier her model friend Christy Giles, 24, had been left dead outside another LA hospital by two men allegedly wearing bandanas over their faces. 

The two women had been on a Friday night out and left with three men to go to an afterparty in the Hollywood Hills - but never made it there.

Hilda’s devastated father Luis Cabrales Rivera said that doctors informed him yesterday that there was no chance she would recover.

The family has decided Hilda’s organs will be donated and will say goodbye to her on Sunday or Monday - which tragically will be her 27th birthday. 

Systems engineer Luis, 49, fought back tears as he told The Sun: “My girl was diagnosed brain dead yesterday.

"We were already expecting it to be bad news and we’re trying to take it with a lot of strength.

“I asked God to return Hilda to me in 100% good health but if she was going to be left impaired it is better for her to leave and go by His side.    

“It gives me a lot of peace to think that God lent her to us for almost 27 years - on Monday it will be her 27th birthday. 

“Her mother and I have decided that her organs should be donated to those who need them and that process will take place on Sunday or Monday," he added.

“I never discussed it with her but we are completely sure Hilda would have wanted it to be this way, she was such a good and generous girl who was always looking out for others.

“Apparently there are nine to 12 different organs that could be used for donations and we decided that should be the last act of love from my daughter."

The heartbroken father said that Hilda's friends "have told me that she was always there for them, concerned for how they were doing and helping anyone she could."

“We’re all devastated but grateful that God let us have her with us for almost 27 years and allowed us to come here and say goodbye to her," Luis continued.

“I’m grateful that with her last breath she will be able to give life to others and that she will live on in the heart, eyes, lungs, of someone else. 

“They will take her down to the operating room on Sunday or Monday but before that, they will let us say goodbye and pay homage to her.

“We will be allowed to say a few words and play music and if it is on Monday we will sing Happy Birthday to her.”


Hilda’s medical doctor mom Marcela Arzola, her younger sister Fernanda, and her step-mom Carolina have all traveled from Mexico to LA and will be by her side. 

Her friend Christy’s phone records showed that the women’s last known location was at an apartment in Beverly Hills.

Neighbors told The Sun that they heard the sound of someone “moaning in pain” coming from that apartment all day in the hours before both women were dumped at the hospitals.

Christy’s phone showed she had texted Hilda at around 5.30am that Saturday to say “Let’s get out of here” with the wide eyes emoji.

Hilda replied “Yes” and said she had called for an Uber - but after that Christy did not read or respond to any more texts sent to her. 

Christy was not dumped at Southern California Hospital in Culver City until around 12 hours later, while Hilda was left at the ICU two hours after that.

Christy’s husband Jan Cilliers, 40, has said that two men who left the party with Christy and Hilda have been quizzed by police and are claiming the women suffered “accidental overdoses”.

The model's mom Dusty has said that the family fears the women were drugged and sexually attacked.


Hilda had only moved to LA from her hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, in July after finding a job as an interior designer.

She graduated cum laude as an architect from Monterrey University two years ago.

Her father told The Sun that a toxicology report found drugs in both Hilda and Christy’s systems that he believes they would not have taken of their own free will.

He said: “Hilda told me that she would sometimes smoke marijuana to help her to get to sleep but the drugs that were found in her system were not drugs she would have taken herself.

“Her mother is a doctor, her stepfather is a doctor and they have always told her that she should not take opioids because they could cause irreparable damage or cardiac arrest. 

“She was informed about all that and wouldn’t have consciously taken anything like that. 

We want people to continue to be aware of this case until those who are responsible for what happened to Hilda and Christy are behind bars. 

Luis Cabrales Rivera

“Those are not recreational drugs and Hilda was a very healthy girl who liked to hike, do yoga and go to the gym.

“We want people to continue to be aware of this case until those who are responsible for what happened to Hilda and Christy are behind bars. 

“The detectives have spoken with us several times and they told us that for the LAPD this is personal because the people behind this have done it before but it had never gone as far as this.

“The police opened an emergency line and have apparently been speaking with people but have asked us to be patient while they put the case together.

 “The detectives told us they’re indignant that these guys had the chance to save Hilda and Christy’s lives but preferred to abandon them to their luck. 

“We know from Christy’s messages that the girls wanted to leave and had called for an Uber but never left. 

“We want justice to be done for Hilda and Christy and no one else to have to go through this again.”

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