The woman who remained unconscious outside a Los Angeles hospital – hours after her model friend’s body was dumped in the same city – died after more than two weeks in a coma, her family revealed on Tuesday.
Aspiring architect Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola died Monday evening – the day before her 27th birthday – after her family pulled her from life support, they told KABC-TV.
“We know she wouldn’t have wanted to be the way she was the past 15 days,” her father, Luis Cabrales Rivera, told the station.
“My daughter would have been 27 today and we are very, very, very sad because it is a loss that we will never forget and that nothing can ever fill,” he also said. said to the sun Wednesday.
Her daughter – who didn’t leave Mexico for Los Angeles until July – was last seen partying with aspiring model and actress Christy Giles, 24, in the early hours of November 13 .
Giles’ corpse was then thrown outside a hospital by two men who allegedly wore bandanas on their faces, two hours before Cabrales-Arzola was left unconscious outside a nearby hospital.
Cabrales-Arzola was discovered to have heroin in his system – but families and friends of the two women alleged the couple were drugged and assaulted after a night out, KABC-TV previously reported.
The grieving father told The Sun about the last moving moments he, his wife, Carolina, and their youngest daughter, Fernanda, shared with Cabrales-Arzola.
He said medical staff helped pay him “tribute for the great act of love she was doing by donating her organs,” reading a letter from the dying woman’s mother and playing her song favorite, “Todo de Ti” by Rauw Alejandro, or “All about you.”
They left “with the certainty that our daughter is in the presence of God, resting and waiting for justice to be done in her case,” her father said.
“It was a very, very difficult process for us, 16 days of angst, but I also believe that God gave us this time to prepare us to accept what was to come.
“It gives us the peace that a part of her will live with other people who receive the miracle of life from her organs,” he said.
Cabrales-Arzola was loved for her goofy sense of humor and generous wit, according to her heartbroken friends.
“I was always fascinated by how she managed to get an entire room to look at as she posed for the perfect shot, made a few jokes or told us a story,” a friend Cordelia Villarreal told The Post. , 26 years.
“A true warrior who got what she wanted because of her determination and resilience to keep improving and being the best version of herself.”
Cabrales-Arzola left Mexico for the United States six months ago after landing a project management position at a Los Angeles construction company.
“She was talented, very, very intelligent, with a lot of determination to pursue her dreams and achieve her goals,” said her friend Alan Betancourt, 30.
“A beautiful woman with a sense of style that kills too.”
Friend Fernanda Cantisani, 26, took in the orphan dog from Cabrales-Arzola.
“She left me the greatest gift of all, her dog Tomas, who loves me and is unconditionally faithful as she was to me,” she said.
“She loved making friends all over the world and had fun like no other.”