Published: Mon, February 17, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Drew Careys ex-fiancée Dr Amie Harwick murdered by ex-boyfriend

Drew Careys ex-fiancée Dr Amie Harwick murdered by ex-boyfriend

Dr. Amie Harwick, a prominent family therapist and the ex-fiancee of actor and game show host Drew Carey, was murdered Saturday at her home in Hollywood, officials say.

At around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, an FBI-LAPD Fugitive Task Force arrested Pursehouse outside his home in the 8100 block of Cabora Drive in Playa Del Rey.

Police were first called to Harwick's neighborhood after 911 callers said they heard a woman scream.

Harwick had written a book, created podcasts and used social media to talk about her work as a therapist.

The Los Angeles Police Department on Saturday afternoon arrested Gareth Pursehouse, 41, of Los Angeles' Playa del Rey section, for murder in connection with Harwick's death, according to a release from the agency. The doctor had also filed a now-expired restraining order against him.

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Police said they were responding to reports of a "woman screaming" on Saturday when her roommate said Harwick was being attacked, KCBS reported. The roommate said he had jumped a wall and run to neighboring homes in search of help. When officers found Harwick, they determined her injuries were "consistent with a fall".

Harwick, who was a Playboy model before starting her practice specializing in psychotherapy and sex therapy, was reportedly engaged to television star Drew Carey before the couple split in 2018.

"The investigation revealed possible evidence of a struggle in the upstairs as well as forced entry to the residence".

Amie was then taken to a local hospital, and later died from her injuries. She was last known to have seen Pursehouse about two weeks ago. He is being held on $2 million bail, according to county jail records.

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