Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, who had dreams of becoming a successful architect, was mysteriously dropped off at a hospital in West L.A. after hanging out with her friend earlier this month.
One day shy of her 27th birthday, her family took her off life support. Her organs will be donated to nine different people.
“We know she wouldn’t have wanted to be how she was these past 15 days,” said Cabrales-Arzola’s father, Luis Cabrales Rivera.
The death of Cabrales-Arzola and her friend, Christy Giles, an L.A. model and aspiring actress, sparked attention from family and friends who claim the women were drugged against their will in an apartment in the Pico-Robertson area after they first visited a club in West Hollywood.
The family of Giles told Eyewitness News earlier this month the girls were dropped off outside of separate hospitals almost 12 hours after a mysterious text message exchange between the two.
Giles’ mother claims there’s video of a car without license plates and men concealing their identities placing Giles at Southern California Hospital and Cabrales-Arzola at Kaiser Permanente hospital in West L.A.
A toxicology report for Cabrales-Arzola stated heroin was found in her system.
Officials concluded Giles’ autopsy, but the cause of death was deferred to a toxicology report, which has not been released.
The families of both women said that neither of them would have taken the drug willingly.
Meanwhile, the incident remains under investigation, but Rivera is seeking swift justice for his daughter. He’s asking for the public’s help in submitting any information regarding Cabrales-Arzola’s death.
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