3 men arrested in connection to deaths of model Christy Giles, friend whose bodies were dumped outside LA hospitals


A Staten Island native turned Hollywood hanger-on and actor was one of three men arrested in connection with the mysterious deaths of two women whose bodies were dumped outside of Los Angeles hospitals, The Post has learned.

Brandt Osborn, 42, was arrested on the set of “NCIS: Los Angeles” in connection with the November deaths of Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, Giles’ husband, Jan Cilliers, said.

Cilliers told The Post that LAPD arrested Osborn and two other men — David Pearce, 37, and Michael Ansbach, 47 — on Wednesday afternoon and charged Pearce with manslaughter and the other two men with accessory to manslaughter.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, Pearce is being held on $1 million bail. Osborn and Ansbach, a Poughkeepsie, NY native, are being held on $100,000 bail.

3 men arrested in connection to deaths of model Christy Giles, friend whose bodies were dumped outside LA hospitals
Los Angeles police reportedly arrested Brandt Osborn and two other men sought in connection to the deaths of Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola.
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LAPD could not be reached for comment early Thursday morning.

According to actors Alexandra Creteau and David Murrietta Jr., both 35, Osborn had divulged to them while on a shoot in November about partying with women and later dumping their bodies.

3 men arrested in connection to deaths of model Christy Giles, friend whose bodies were dumped outside LA hospitals
Christy Giles was found dead outside Southern California Hospital in Culver City on Nov. 13
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“I have had the craziest weekend of my life,” Murrietta said the actor told him.

“He told me how they’d partied, two girls came back to their place, and the girls had a bunch of drugs.”

Murrietta said Osborn told him he left his apartment to get a COVID-19 test for the commercial shoot, and when he returned his roommate informed him that Giles was dead.

“He checked her pulse, freaked out, decided not to call 911, and they decided what to do with the body,” Murrietta told The Post.

“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. 

3 men arrested in connection to deaths of model Christy Giles, friend whose bodies were dumped outside LA hospitals
Two hours after Giles (left) was discovered, Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola (right) was found unconscious outside Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles hospital
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“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.”

Giles, 24, a model and aspiring actress, was found dead on a sidewalk outside Southern California Hospital in Culver City on Nov. 13 and architect Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26, was found unconscious outside Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles hospital two hours later. 

Cabrales-Arzola died after more than two weeks in a coma, when her family switched off her life support the day before her 27th birthday.

3 men arrested in connection to deaths of model Christy Giles, friend whose bodies were dumped outside LA hospitals
Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola later died after more than two weeks in a coma.
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Cilliers told the Post both Osborn and Pearce were in Pearce’s vehicle when they dropped off the bodies of his wife and her friend at the two hospitals. He said his wife and Cabrales-Arzola met the men at a warehouse party in East Los Angeles and the group went back to Pearce’s apartment. 

Cilliers told the Post that Ansbach is an acquaintance of Pearce.

“We would like anyone with any more information about them to come forward to the LAPD as soon as possible,” Cilliers said.

L.A. cops nabbed Osborn on the “NCIS: Los Angeles” set shooting near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood around midday on Wednesday.

Osborn’s IMDB page shows three acting credits, including an appearance on a 2014 episode of “Nurse Jackie,” which stars Edie Falco. 

According to his iMDB page, Ansbach is a native New Yorker and has worked as a camera operator on T.V. shows such as Vanderpump Rules, Punk’d and The Amazing Race.

3 men arrested in connection to deaths of model Christy Giles, friend whose bodies were dumped outside LA hospitals
Osborne was arrested on the set of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” according to Christy Giles’ husband Jan Cilliers.
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A LinkedIn page shows him bartending at Hotel Americano for 15 years — he claims he “created my own cocktail called the ‘Sunblazer.'”

His Facebook page also shows him at various LA events. In one photo he’s seen alongside Paris Hilton. In another he’s posing on a hill overlooking Los Angeles.

“Bad decisions make great stories,” his shirt reads.

Osborn refused to comment when contacted by The Post in November.

“I don’t have a comment, alright? Goodbye,” he said.

Murrietta said Osborn had told him that cops searched his apartment the day the women’s bodies were dumped, but no charges were filed at the time.

3 men arrested in connection to deaths of model Christy Giles, friend whose bodies were dumped outside LA hospitals
Michael Ansbach was charged with accessory to manslaughter, Jan Cilliers told The Post.
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“His biggest concern after all of this was the girls had peed in the bed during the night,” Murrietta said.

Cabrales-Arzola was found to have heroin in her system — but both women’s families and friends have alleged the pair had been drugged and assaulted after a night out.