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July 5, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Announces Murder Charges in Deaths of Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola and Christy Giles, Asks for Other Potential Victims to Come Forward

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
(213) 257-2000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that his office has charged two men in connection with the deaths of Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola and Christy Giles whose bodies were left outside separate hospitals last November.

“I recognize that these charges are a small consolation to the friends and family members of Ms. Arzola and Ms. Giles,” District Attorney Gascón said. “I’m sure that they want to know what happened to their loved ones and why. Today we are one step closer in the search for that truth. And although we know nothing can bring these daughters and friends back to us, I promise that my office will do everything in its power to hold those that harmed them accountable.  

I also ask that any other potential survivors listening today join us in stepping forward to report any information they may have related to these two defendants. My office and our Bureau of Victims Services stand ready to listen, assist and support you. You are not alone.”  

David Brian Pearce (dob 2/17/82) was charged in case BA501885 with two counts of murder and two counts of sale/transport/furnish a controlled substance. Pearce had previously been charged with several counts of sexual assault against a total of seven victims spanning a 13-year period.

Brandt Walter Osborn (dob 9/12/79) was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact.

Both men are scheduled to be arraigned on July 11 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

At a news conference today, District Attorney Gascón asked for other potential victims to step forward and contact investigators if they had contact with either Pearce or Osborn. Victims can call the District Attorney’s Office at (877) 542-9370 or the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Homicide Bureau at (213) 382-9470 to report their assault.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.