3 men held in deaths of 2 women left at LA-area hospitals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men have been arrested in connection with the drug overdose deaths of two unconscious women who were left at Southern California hospitals, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday.
David Pearce, 37, was arrested for investigation of manslaughter while Michael Ansbach, 47, and Brandt Osborn, 42, were held on suspicion of being accessories to manslaughter, police said in a statement.
The women were dumped at the hospitals last month after reportedly last being seen attending a warehouse party.
Cristy Giles was pronounced dead after masked men in a car with no license plates dropped her at Southern California Hospital in Culver City on Nov. 13.
Hilda Marcela Cabrales Arzola was then left at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hospital, where she was declared dead on Nov. 24.
Detectives believe both women were given drugs and overdosed at a residence in Los Angeles, the police statement said.
It was not immediately known if the men had attorneys who could speak on their behalf. Police said Pearce was being held on $1 million bail and the other two on $100,000 bail each.
Police plan to present evidence against the men to Los Angeles County prosecutors on Friday for consideration of filing charges.