THE FRIEND of a model who was dumped dead on the sidewalk outside a hospital has passed away as well after two weeks in a coma.

Mexican-born Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola, 26, had been fighting for her life 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. Luis Cabrales Rivera

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.

Both were found to have drugs in their system, according to Hilda’s heartbroken father Luis Cabrales Rivera.  

Systems engineer Luis, 49, confirmed to The Sun that his daughter passed away on Sunday after doctors declared her brain dead on Friday.

He and Hilda’s mother Marcela Arzola decided that her organs should be donated as her “last act of love” the day before what would have been her 27th birthday today.

Devastated Luis told The Sun: “At around 5.30pm yesterday four of us were allowed up to see Hilda.

“Her mother Marcela, my younger daughter Fernanda, my wife Carolina, and I were with her, saying goodbye.

“At 6pm we went down with her to the operating room, and the medical staff paid homage to her for the great act of love she was doing by donating her organs.

“They paid their respects to my daughter and said a few words that me and Hilda’s mother had written in a letter.

“They held a minute’s silence for her and also played her favorite song, Todo de Ti by Rauw Alejandro. 

“It’s a song that my daughter really liked, all her friends in Monterrey told us that every time it came on she would dance. 

“We left at 7pm to get some rest but with the certainty that our girl is in the presence of God, resting and waiting for justice in her case. 

“At around midnight we received a call from the organ transplant department to say that the process had ended and thank us again for making the decision to give life to others.  

HILDA PASSED A DAY BEFORE 27TH BIRTHDAY

“My daughter would have been 27 today and we are very, very, very sad because it’s a loss that we will never forget and nothing will ever be able to fill.

“This was a very, very hard process for us, sixteen days of anguish, but I also believe that God gave us that time to prepare to accept what was going to happen.

“It gives us peace that a part of her will be living on with other people that receive the miracle of life from her organs. 

“We’ve been told it will be at least nine organs and that in a year’s time we may be able to meet with the people who received the organs. 

“As a family, we would like to know where our girl is, although we of course respect people’s privacy too. 

“We went to the mortuary yesterday and left everything ready and we will return in five or six weeks to get Hilda’s ashes. 

“We’re told it takes longer now because of Covid so we will come back to collect her ashes so that she doesn’t travel alone.

“Then we will take her first to Monterrey so she can say goodbye to her friends, because that’s where she lived for the last ten years. 

“Later we will take her to her final resting place in Durango with her loved ones.” 

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.

Luis called for investigators to keep working until they have brought those responsible for Hilda and Christy’s deaths to justice. 

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.

FBI MIGHT GET INVOLVED

Luis said: “I have heard that the LAPD may involve the FBI in the case in order to get those responsible behind bars. 

“If they need support from federal agencies to speed up the process they should get it, that way we can close this chapter.”

Luis also shared with The Sun the words he wrote as a farewell to his daughter before she went into the operating room. 

The heart-wrenching note read: “My daughter, my precious girl, I love you and always will.

“You have been and always will be my beautiful girl.

“Go to heaven without any worry. Even though your physical departure hurts us we know you are going to a better place.

“Don’t worry about anything my queen, I will wait for the day in which I can hug you again.

“My love, thank you for all these years and for having taught me so much. 

“I will look after your boy Tomas (Hilda’s dog) and your sister Fer. 

“Caro and I will always have you in our heart and mind, rest in peace my daughter, my Hiyi (Hilda’s nickname).”



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