Tragic LA model Christy Giles is buried next to WEDDING DRESS 'she never got to wear'

Dusty Giles said, 'This is all still too much. How are we coping? We are broken, we are trying to bear an unbearable burden'

Tragic LA model Christy Giles is buried next to WEDDING DRESS 'she never got to wear'
Christy Giles was buried with her unworn bridal dress after passing away at age 24 from drug overdose (@christygilesx and @dusty_leslie_giles/Instagram)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Christy Giles, a LA model who passed away as a result of drug overdose, has been transported to her parents, Dusty and Leslie Giles, a month after her passing in November 2021. Christy's parents made the painful choice to bury her body next to the wedding dress she had earlier decided to wear.

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Leslie and Dusty said that they had organized a ceremony in Alabama with relatives and friends after Christy, 24, and Jan Cilliers, her ex-fiance, eloped in August 2019 at the Burning Man event in Nevada. In an exclusive interview with The NY Post, grieving Dusty sobbed as she recalled seeing her daughter's body for the first time weeks after her dying. "I asked Jan if I could please have it so we could bury her in her wedding dress," Dusty said. "It won't be on her but I didn't want anyone else to wear it. It's hers and she unfortunately never got to have her wedding."

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Christy was discovered unconscious at a hospital in Culver City on November 13, 2021. There, she died from a fentanyl, cocaine, ketamine, and GHB overdose. GHB is sometimes referred to as the "date rape drug" since attackers frequently use it to knock their victims out.

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Christy's heartbroken parents still feel the anguish of having to bury their youngest daughter. Leslie Giles, a former member of the military police, who was moved to tears by the memories, said, "I couldn't look at her... I didn't see her at all." Dusty said that the heartbroken Leslie "made a decision not to see her because it was too much" as he got up and left the interview.

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"She was a 'daddy's girl,'" Dusty said. "This is all still too much. How are we coping? We are broken, we are trying to bear an unbearable burden." Since Christy and her friend Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, a 26-year-old architect, passed away, Dusty and Leslie have made numerous trips from their home in Corner, Alabama to Los Angeles for David Pearce's court hearings. Pearce is the guy who is responsible for the two women's homicides.

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Christy requested that her ashes be scattered in the "special places" of her husband and her older sister Misty before she passed away. In accordance with Christy's desires, her corpse was cremated, and Cilliers spread half of her ashes where the two had first met and fallen in love. The other half of her ashes were given to her parents.


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Last year, Christy's ashes were deposited in a blue butterfly-shaped urn during a memorial in Alabama, when dozens of family members and friends said their final farewell. They surrounded the urn with flowers, a box containing condolence notes from family and friends, and her lacy, long-sleeve wedding gown with lovely floral motifs. 

"That's how we buried her," Dusty said. "She is back home... but the pain is still here... that nothing was done sooner to get this man (Pearce). He is such a manipulator. Christy was somebody. She was loved. These men will answer to us and we want them to know that we are here and we are not going anywhere."

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