Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola’s life was turned upside down after she was reportedly drugged and left for dead outside a Los Angeles hospital.
She was taken off life support in November 2021 after she was declared brain dead by doctors two weeks after the death of her friend Christy Giles.
Who was Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola?
Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola, was a 26-year-old Mexican architect who obtained her degree from Universidad de Monterrey, in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico.
Since November 2019, she worked as the Lead project manager in execution at Atrio Interiores, according to her employment profile.
In November 2021, Cabrales-Arzola made headlines after she was left at a hospital in the Los Angeles area following a night out with her friend, Christy Giles, 24, at an exclusive venue in Downtown Los Angeles
She was last seen on November 12 at a warehouse party and turned up the next day.
According to her profile, she was attempting to relocate to Canada and has been learning how to code to “expand [her] opportunities.”
“My main goal is to fully migrate to Canada, and establish there, I love the country and the opportunities it offers, I’m a very versatile person who can easily adjust to new circumstances, I love to learn, and I’m open to learning all kind of new skills,” she wrote.
What happened to Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola?
Giles’ body was found outside of the Southern California Hospital in Culver City where she was later pronounced dead.
Cabrales-Arzola was then dropped off two hours later at a different hospital where she was put on life support with no brain activity and with “little possibility of recovery,” according to Giles’ husband, Jan Cilliers.
In an interview with Fox13, Cilliers spoke about the case, revealing that Cabrales-Arzola’s toxicology report showed heroin in her system, “which is nothing that either of those girls would ever do, not voluntarily,” Cilliers told the media outlet.
Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola cause of death:
Her cause of death was due to “multiple drug intoxication” and multiple organ failure, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office.
She reportedly had a fix of cocaine, MDMA, and other drugs in her system at the time of death.
According to the results obtained by People on April 1, 2022, “the coroner ruled the women’s deaths homicides.”
In an interview with The Sun, Cabrales-Arzola’s father, Luis Cabrales Rivera, 49, stated that she was brain dead.
“My girl was diagnosed brain dead yesterday [Nov. 26],” he said. “We were already expecting it to be bad news and we’re trying to take it with a lot of strength.”
He continued, “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.”
The LA County Coroner’s Office Spokesperson confirmed on her 27th birthday that they had received her body.
According to her family members, Cabrales-Arzola’s organs will be donated to nine different people.
“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,” Rivera added.
“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.”
Who was Christy Giles?
Prior to her death, Giles was known as a was a model.
She was often seen posting on social media to her 17,000 followers about her travels and work.
Her cause of death was due to “multiple drug intoxication,” according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office.
Giles had a mix of cocaine, fentanyl, ketamine, and gamma-hydroxybutyrate acid (GHB) in her system at the time of death.