Model, 24, found dead on footpath 12 hours after partying with friends

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A 24-year-old model has been found dead on a footpath outside a Los Angeles hospital after partying with friends.

Christy Giles's body was abandoned outside Southern California Hospital in Culver City at 5pm (local time) on Saturday, almost 12 hours after a night-out that started on Friday, husband Jan Cilliers, who was away in San Francisco visiting his dad for the weekend, told ABC7.

Two hours after Ms Giles's 'lifeless' body was dropped off, one of the friends she was with, Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, was left at a different hospital, according to a GoFundMe set up for the model's funeral costs and to help with the investigations of both women's cases.

Ms Cabrales-Arzola remains in a critical condition at Kaiser Permanente hospital in West Los Angeles.

Christy Giles is pictured at the beach.
Christy Giles's 'lifeless' body was abandoned outside a hospital in Los Angeles. Source: ABC7

"Hilda currently remains on life support with no brain activity with little possibility of recovery," the GoFundMe said.

Mr Cilliers said there was footage of a car with no number plates pulling up to Southern California Hospital and men leaving Ms Giles's body.

He provides further details on the GoFundMe of the men, saying they were "in an all black, masked in bandanas".

The Los Angeles Police Department have launched an investigation and say initial findings point to a suspected overdose, according to ABC7.

Christy Giles poses for the camera in a white top and red tulle skirt.
Christy Giles's (pictured) friend was dropped off at a different hospital two hours later. She remains in a critical condition. Source: Instagram

Husband says more women shared 'eerily similar stories'

But Mr Cilliers insists foul play is to blame for his wife's death and her friend's condition.

"Marcela's toxicology report came back, and I guess they found heroin in her system, which is nothing that either of those girls would ever do, not voluntarily," Mr Cilliers told ABC7.

On the GoFundMe, he and his co-organiser say: "This story is by no means unique. Since Saturday we’ve all received a number of messages from other females who have eerily similar stories, except the only difference between them & Christy and Hilda, is they survived."

Another friend who was with Ms Giles and Ms Cabrales-Arzola but left early said the pair became acquainted with two men at a downtown Los Angeles party before heading to an apartment building in the city's west.

"I've got all the messages that she exchanged with anybody else that night and she was texting Marcela, the girl that she was with, at 5:30 saying let's get out of here with the wide eye emoji," Mr Cilliers said.

But he doesn't think any more messages were exchanged or checked after this last text based on what he had found on iCloud.

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