Police stormed the set of NCIS at Hollywood and Vine Wednesday to arrest actor Brandt Osborn, one of three men charged with dumping the lifeless bodies of a Los Angeles model and a Mexican architect outside of two separate hospitals last month. The LAPD say the two women, who were friends, were “given drugs” that prompted fatal overdoses.
Osborn, 42, and camera operator Mike Ansbach, 47, are both being held on $100,000 bail on accessory to manslaughter charges. Osborn’s Beverly Hills roommate, self-described producer David Pearce, 37, is charged with manslaughter and is being held on $1 million bail.
The three, clad entirely in black with bandanas pulled over their faces, are allegedly the same men who drove Pearce’s black Toyota Prius with no license plates to two separate hospitals on Nov. 13, where they abandoned the lifeless bodies of the women.
Model and Instagram influencer Christy Giles, 24, was pronounced dead shortly after she was dumped, unconscious, outside the emergency room at Southern California Hospital in Culver City.
Two hours later, her friend, interior designer and architect Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola, 26, was left outside Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hospital. She clung to life in a coma for two weeks before she was taken off life support.
Both women were last seen at a warehouse party in East LA and were headed to an after party in the Hollywood Hills. Somehow they ended up at an apartment in the 8600 block of West Olympic Blvd rented by Pearce and Osburn. After his wife’s death, Giles’ husband Jan Cilliers set up a fundraiser to hire private investigators to dig into the friends’ deaths.
Cilliers echoed the beliefs of the LAPD that the men could be suspects in other drugging incidents.
“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 and Christy and Hilda, is they survived,” Cilliers said.
The LAPD is also urging other victims of the trio to come forward, saying: “Based on the investigation, the LAPD is concerned that there could be other victims in our community who could have been drugged by one or more of these men.”
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